La Canada Flintridge, CA

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Living in La Canada Flintridge

La Canada Flintridge is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 20,009 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 95.77% 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 (19.57%), healthcare (11.55%), and sales jobs (10.84%).

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 9.34% 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.

In addition, La Canada Flintridge is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

La Canada Flintridge is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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. 75.92% 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 2018 was $82,193, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $328,772 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. La Canada Flintridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.01% of the city’s residents. 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 24.46% of the city’s population.

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