El Segundo, CA
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El Segundo is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 17,037 people and six constituent neighborhoods, El Segundo is the 334th largest community in California.

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

El Segundo is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, El Segundo is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in El Segundo who work in management occupations (17.76%), office and administrative support (13.43%), and sales jobs (10.47%).

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

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

The citizens of El Segundo are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.27% of adults in El Segundo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in El Segundo in 2010 was $45,644, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,576 for a family of four. However, El Segundo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

El Segundo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call El Segundo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of El Segundo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. El Segundo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in El Segundo include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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