Julian is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,560 people and just one neighborhood, Julian is the 669th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Julian 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Julian is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Julian is a town of service providers, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Julian who work in food service (16.69%), office and administrative support (15.89%) and management occupations (15.41%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.24% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Julian is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
In addition, Julian is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Julian is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Julian doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.