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.

Unlike some cities, Fort Bragg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fort Bragg are a mix of both white- and blue-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 sales jobs (12.37%), office and administrative support (12.34%), and maintenance occupations (11.09%).

One of the nice things about Fort Bragg is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.92 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Fort Bragg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Fort Bragg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.15% of adults 25 and older in Fort Bragg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Bragg in 2010 was $19,322, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,288 for a family of four. However, Fort Bragg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Bragg is an extremely 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 Asian. 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 34.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Bragg include Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

In addition, Fort Bragg has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.41%).

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

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