La Canada Flintridge, CA
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La Canada Flintridge is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 20,413 people and five constituent neighborhoods, La Canada Flintridge is the 311th largest community in California.

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

La Canada Flintridge is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, La Canada Flintridge is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Canada Flintridge who work in management occupations (20.01%), healthcare (10.27%), and teaching (9.78%).

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

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.68% 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, La Canada Flintridge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making La Canada Flintridge 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, La Canada Flintridge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, La Canada Flintridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, La Canada Flintridge is a pretty powerful place. 75.14% of the adults in La Canada Flintridge have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in La Canada Flintridge in 2010 was $78,049, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $312,196 for a family of four.

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

Foreign born people are also an important part of La Canada Flintridge's cultural character, accounting for 24.39% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in La Canada Flintridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Chinese.