Fort Bragg, CA


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Fort Bragg 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 7,289 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fort Bragg is the 462nd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Fort Bragg 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.

Fort Bragg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Bragg is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Bragg who work in office and administrative support (12.44%), management occupations (11.99%), and sales jobs (11.42%).

Fort Bragg 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.

One of the benefits of Fort Bragg is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.90 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Being a small city, Fort Bragg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Fort Bragg overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fort Bragg, 21.47% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Bragg in 2010 was $20,585, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,340 for a family of four. However, Fort Bragg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Bragg is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Bragg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Bragg residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Fort Bragg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Bragg include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

Fort Bragg also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.52%.

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

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