Emeryville, CA
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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.

One of the nice things about Emeryville is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Despite being a small city, Emeryville has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway 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 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 .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Emeryville's cultural character, accounting for 28.07% of the city’s population.

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