Ladera Ranch, CA
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Living in Ladera Ranch


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. Much of the housing stock in Ladera Ranch was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Ladera Ranch economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Ladera Ranch, where the median household income is $162,321.00.

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 93.05% 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 (24.23%), sales jobs (15.51%), and business and financial occupations (12.32%).

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.

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

A relatively large number of people in Ladera Ranch telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.50% 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, Ladera Ranch 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, Ladera Ranch really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ladera Ranch 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.

One downside of living in Ladera Ranch, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.75 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Ladera Ranch is a pretty powerful place. 66.99% of the adults in Ladera Ranch 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 Ladera Ranch in 2010 was $62,653, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $250,612 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 15.42% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ladera Ranch include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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