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 87.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, El Segundo is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in El Segundo who work in management occupations (15.62%), office and administrative support (14.88%), and sales jobs (10.60%).

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 education level of El Segundo ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in El Segundo, 45.01% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in El Segundo in 2010 was $42,575, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,300 for a family of four. However, El Segundo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

El Segundo is a somewhat 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 17.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in El Segundo include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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