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 95.67% 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 (13.32%), teaching (9.58%), and business and financial occupations (9.52%).

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Emeryville, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Emeryville is a relatively small city. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Emeryville is a pretty powerful place. 68.47% of the adults in Emeryville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Emeryville in 2010 was $53,155, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,620 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 English, Irish, Italian, and French .

Emeryville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.65%.

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