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El Portal - Fish Camp, CA

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Overview


El Portal - Fish Camp is a tiny town located in the state of California. With a population of 938 people and just one neighborhood, El Portal - Fish Camp is the 761st largest community in California.

Occupations and Workforce

El Portal - Fish Camp is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, El Portal - Fish Camp is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in El Portal - Fish Camp who work in maintenance occupations (25.47%), food service (22.24%), and office and administrative support (14.28%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that El Portal - Fish Camp is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, El Portal - Fish Camp’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) El Portal - Fish Camp has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. El Portal - Fish Camp has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in El Portal - Fish Camp than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, El Portal - Fish Camp may be for you.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of El Portal - Fish Camp spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.39 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Demographics

The education level of El Portal - Fish Camp citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.99% of adults in El Portal - Fish Camp have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in El Portal - Fish Camp in 2018 was $34,966, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,864 for a family of four. However, El Portal - Fish Camp contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

El Portal - Fish Camp is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call El Portal - Fish Camp home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of El Portal - Fish Camp residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. El Portal - Fish Camp also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.34% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in El Portal - Fish Camp include Irish, German, English, Dutch, and European.

The most common language spoken in El Portal - Fish Camp is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

Modes of Transportation

In the neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 49.9% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 99.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.4% of residents in the neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 96.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.8% of all American neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 2 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 98.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, 86.6% of the real estate in the neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 51.8% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 66.5% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Irish and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 29.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 2.4% have Finnish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Portal - Fish Camp are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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, 57.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 14.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (14.1%), and 13.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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 Portal - Fish Camp, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (29.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (25.9%), and residents who report Mexican roots (9.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.8%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.

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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (66.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (49.9%) hop out the door and walk to work to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (24.1%) and 16.0% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. This is a special neighborhood for the number of people who walk to work. Combining exercise, low cost, and reduced pollution, plus the chance to see your neighbors, walking to work is fairly uncommon in America but likely to increase as people try to reduce their dependence on automobiles, and this neighborhood offers that opportunity today.


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