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.

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 31.81 minutes every day commuting to work.

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.