Corte Madera is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 9,916 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Corte Madera is the 422nd largest community in California.
Corte Madera home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Corte Madera real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Corte Madera is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Corte Madera is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Corte Madera who work in management occupations (18.32%), sales jobs (13.69%) and business and financial occupations (10.43%).
Also of interest is that Corte Madera has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Corte Madera is also a town of artists. Corte Madera has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Corte Madera’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.59% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Corte Madera is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Corte Madera is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Corte Madera’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Corte Madera is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Corte Madera, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.63 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Corte Madera, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Corte Madera is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Corte Madera is a pretty powerful place. 66.44% of the adults in Corte Madera have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Corte Madera in 2010 was $64,762, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $259,048 for a family of four.
Corte Madera is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Corte Madera home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Corte Madera residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Corte Madera include German, Irish, English, Italian, Swedish and French.
The languages spoken by people in Corte Madera are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Corte Madera is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Japanese, French and Chinese.
|CORTE MADERA INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,797|
|CORTE MADERA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||71.91%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||28.09%|
|TYPE OF CORTE MADERA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||67.85%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||10.58%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.25%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||15.32%|
|SIZE OF CORTE MADERA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.33%|
|AGE OF CORTE MADERA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||2.35%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||24.59%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||64.73%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||8.32%|
|CORTE MADERA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,229,146|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,239|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $70,000||1.06%|
|$70,001 - $140,000||1.65%|
|$140,001 - $280,000||2.23%|
|$280,001 - $420,000||0.48%|
|$420,001 - $560,000||0.00%|
|$560,001 - $700,000||6.04%|
|$700,001 - $1,050,000||15.93%|
|$1,050,001 - $1,400,000||34.71%|
|PEOPLE OF CORTE MADERA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.31%|
|5 TO 17||18.31%|
|18 TO 24||5.00%|
|25 TO 34||5.52%|
|35 TO 54||31.66%|
|55 TO 64||15.76%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||17.44%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||94.47%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$113,279|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$64,762|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.53%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (19.33%)
Public Service (5.07%)
Information Technology (4.46%)
Real estate (2.78%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.01%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||3.69%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.58%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||7.74%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (15.21%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (78.46%)
Other Asian languages (1.11%)
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