Ladera Ranch, CA
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Ladera Ranch is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 23,742 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ladera Ranch is the 292nd largest community in California. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Ladera Ranch, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Ladera Ranch, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Ladera Ranch’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Ladera Ranch does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $142,283.00.

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

Ladera Ranch is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ladera Ranch is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ladera Ranch who work in management occupations (23.25%), sales jobs (15.95%), and business and financial occupations (10.38%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.52% 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.

Ladera Ranch 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 town’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, Ladera Ranch’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Ladera Ranch, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.81 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Ladera Ranch is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Ladera Ranch area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ladera Ranch. 65.81% 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 Ladera Ranch in 2010 was $54,730, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,920 for a family of four.

Ladera Ranch is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ladera Ranch home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ladera Ranch residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Ladera Ranch also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.26% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ladera Ranch include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Ladera Ranch is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.