Felton, CA


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Felton is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 4,182 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Felton is the 537th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Felton 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.

Felton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Felton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Felton who work in management occupations (17.04%), office and administrative support (11.09%), and sales jobs (9.71%).

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

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

A relatively large number of people in Felton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.44% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Felton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Felton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Felton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Felton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Felton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Felton, the average commute to work is 34.31 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Felton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Felton, 43.30% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Felton in 2010 was $41,368, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,472 for a family of four.

The people who call Felton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Felton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Felton include English, French , Italian, and Irish.

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