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.

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

Jamul is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 office and administrative support (14.34%), sales jobs (14.30%), and management occupations (13.46%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Jamul telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.40% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

One downside of living in Jamul, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.47 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Jamul citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.65% of adults in Jamul have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Jamul in 2010 was $40,754, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,016 for a family of four.

Jamul is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 21.11% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Jamul include Irish, English, Italian, and Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac.

Jamul also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.02%.

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

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