Descanso is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,478 people and just one neighborhood, Descanso is the 674th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Descanso 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Descanso isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Descanso are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Descanso is a town of managers, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Descanso who work in management occupations (18.28%), office and administrative support (14.71%) and art, media, and design (6.51%).
Of important note, Descanso is also a town of artists. Descanso has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Descanso’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.81% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Descanso is worth considering.
One downside of living in Descanso, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.73 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Descanso does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.