Felton, CA

Felton profile

Living in Felton

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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Felton who work in sales jobs (11.68%), management occupations (11.54%), and office and administrative support (8.62%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.68% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.71 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Felton. 56.09% 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 Felton in 2018 was $52,737, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,948 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Felton include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

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