Cypress, CA
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Cypress is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 48,906 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Cypress is the 182nd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Cypress are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Cypress is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cypress is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cypress who work in office and administrative support (15.17%), management occupations (13.03%), and sales jobs (10.71%).

Also of interest is that Cypress has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Cypress, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.08 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Cypress is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Cypress area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Cypress citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.52% of adults in Cypress have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cypress in 2010 was $34,291, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,164 for a family of four. However, Cypress contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cypress is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cypress home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cypress residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Cypress also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cypress include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Cypress's cultural character, accounting for 28.87% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Cypress is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.