Folsom, CA
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Living in Folsom


Folsom is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 79,022 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Folsom is the 110th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Folsom 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.

Folsom is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Folsom is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Folsom who work in management occupations (14.45%), sales jobs (11.55%), and computer science and math (9.11%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Folsom telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.45% 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Folsom, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Folsom is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.06% 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 Folsom in 2010 was $45,378, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $181,512 for a family of four.

Folsom is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Folsom home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Folsom residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Folsom also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Folsom include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Folsom has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.75%).

The most common language spoken in Folsom is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.