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. 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 $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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.52% 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.

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.

In Ladera Ranch, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.