Dana Point, CA
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Living in Dana Point


Dana Point is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 33,577 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Dana Point is the 231st largest community in California.

Dana Point home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Dana Point real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Dana Point is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dana Point is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dana Point who work in management occupations (16.56%), sales jobs (15.24%), and office and administrative support (9.39%).

Of important note, Dana Point is also a city of artists. Dana Point has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Dana Point’s character.

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

A relatively large number of people in Dana Point telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.94% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

One of the nice things about Dana Point 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Dana Point, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Dana Point is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.97% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dana Point in 2018 was $64,416, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $257,664 for a family of four. However, Dana Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dana Point is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dana Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dana Point residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Dana Point also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dana Point include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Dana Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.