Jamul, CA
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Jamul is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 6,400 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jamul is the 483rd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Jamul 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 towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jamul is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jamul is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jamul who work in sales jobs (14.35%), management occupations (13.45%), and office and administrative support (12.70%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.31% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Jamul is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Jamul a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Jamul has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Jamul’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Jamul, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.59 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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

In terms of college education, Jamul is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.02% of adults in Jamul have a college degree.

The per capita income in Jamul in 2010 was $39,791, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,164 for a family of four.

The people who call Jamul home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jamul residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Jamul also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.08% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jamul include Irish, English, Italian, and Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Jamul's cultural character, accounting for 17.15% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Jamul is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.

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