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 $131,952.00.

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 96.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ladera Ranch is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ladera Ranch who work in management occupations (19.16%), sales jobs (18.86%), and business and financial occupations (11.18%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Ladera Ranch telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.25% 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, Ladera Ranch is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Ladera Ranch is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Ladera Ranch a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Ladera Ranch has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 31.11 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ladera Ranch. 64.83% 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 $50,478, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,912 for a family of four.

Ladera Ranch is a somewhat 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 15.34% 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 Tagalog.