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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 32,465 people and six associated neighborhoods, Dana Point is the 238th 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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 25.68% 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.

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 55.16% 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 $74,878, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $299,512 for a family of four.

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 15.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dana Point include English, German, Irish, Italian, and French.

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