Foster City, CA


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Foster City is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 33,477 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Foster City is the 240th largest community in California.

Foster City home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Foster City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Foster City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Foster City is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Foster City who work in management occupations (20.08%), computer science and math (14.16%), and office and administrative support (10.56%).

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

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Foster City has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Foster City 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Foster City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Foster City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Foster City, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Foster City is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 65.49% 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 Foster City in 2010 was $57,520, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,080 for a family of four.

Foster City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Foster City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Foster City residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Foster City include Irish, English, Italian, and Russian.

Foster City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 42.94%.

The most common language spoken in Foster City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Hindi.