East Palo Alto, CA


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East Palo Alto 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 29,662 people and four constituent neighborhoods, East Palo Alto is the 257th largest community in California.

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

East Palo Alto is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, East Palo Alto is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Palo Alto who work in maintenance occupations (16.46%), office and administrative support (11.07%), and food service (10.64%).

East Palo Alto is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, East Palo Alto 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 East Palo Alto area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of adults in East Palo Alto with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.95% of adults in East Palo Alto have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in East Palo Alto in 2010 was $18,527, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,108 for a family of four. However, East Palo Alto contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

East Palo Alto is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call East Palo Alto home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in East Palo Alto, accounting for 61.98% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of East Palo Alto residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East Palo Alto include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, East Palo Alto has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (41.10%).

The most common language spoken in East Palo Alto is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Pacific Island languages.