Glen Ellen, CA
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Glen Ellen is a tiny town located in the state of California. With a population of 714 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glen Ellen is the 779th largest community in California.

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

Of important note, Glen Ellen is also a town of artists. Glen Ellen has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Glen Ellen’s character.

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

In addition, Glen Ellen is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Glen Ellen has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Glen Ellen has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Glen Ellen than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Glen Ellen may be for you.

Glen Ellen is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Glen Ellen isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 97.52% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

As is often the case in a small town, Glen Ellen doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Glen Ellen, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Glen Ellen is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 74.24% 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 Glen Ellen in 2018 was $170,217, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $680,868 for a family of four. However, Glen Ellen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glen Ellen is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Glen Ellen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Ellen residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Glen Ellen include English, Eastern European, Irish, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Glen Ellen is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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