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.
One downside of living in Emeryville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Emeryville, the average commute to work is 34.28 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Emeryville is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Emeryville. 71.46% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.