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 11,694 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 96.76% 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 (13.04%), sales jobs (10.89%), and computer science and math (8.81%).
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.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Even though Emeryville is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding 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 70.48% 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 2010 was $55,134, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,536 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .
In addition, Emeryville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.07%).
The most common language spoken in Emeryville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.