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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Felton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.73%), office and administrative support (9.38%), and sales jobs (9.01%).

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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.42% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Felton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 33.69 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, 41.55% 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 $38,081, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,324 for a family of four.

Felton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. 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 Spanish and French.