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El Granada, CA

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Overview


El Granada is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 5,481 people and just one neighborhood, El Granada is the 506th largest community in California.

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

Occupations and Workforce

El Granada is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, El Granada is a town of managers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in El Granada who work in management occupations (21.51%), business and financial occupations (10.88%), and teaching (7.84%).

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

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.76% 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

One of the nice things about El Granada 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.

In El Granada, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.09 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in El Granada. 54.39% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in El Granada in 2018 was $80,810, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $323,240 for a family of four.

El Granada is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call El Granada home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of El Granada residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. El Granada also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.23% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in El Granada include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in El Granada is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

People

Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the neighborhood is wealthier than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Portuguese and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 2.8% have Danish ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in El Granada are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 74.8% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 60.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 16.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.8%), and 8.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in El Granada, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (18.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.0%), and residents who report English roots (12.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.1%), along with some Portuguese ancestry residents (6.9%), among others. In addition, 11.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (35.5% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (78.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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