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.

A relatively large number of people in La Canada Flintridge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.68% 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, La Canada Flintridge is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, La Canada Flintridge really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is La Canada Flintridge perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in La Canada Flintridge. 75.14% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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.