Emeryville, CA
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Living in Emeryville


Emeryville is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 12,086 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Emeryville is the 416th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Emeryville are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Emeryville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Emeryville is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Emeryville who work in management occupations (16.36%), business and financial occupations (12.42%), and computer science and math (8.50%).

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

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

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Emeryville has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Emeryville, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Emeryville 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.

In Emeryville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.28 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small city, Emeryville has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Emeryville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Emeryville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 71.46% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Emeryville in 2018 was $68,755, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $275,020 for a family of four. However, Emeryville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Emeryville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Emeryville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Emeryville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Emeryville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Emeryville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.96%).

The most common language spoken in Emeryville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.