Laguna Niguel, CA
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Laguna Niguel is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 65,806 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Laguna Niguel is the 132nd largest community in California.

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

Laguna Niguel is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Laguna Niguel is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laguna Niguel who work in management occupations (18.07%), sales jobs (15.58%), and office and administrative support (10.80%).

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

Also of interest is that Laguna Niguel 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: 8.38% 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.

Laguna Niguel 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 city’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, Laguna Niguel’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Laguna Niguel is a pretty powerful place. 53.58% of the adults in Laguna Niguel 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 Laguna Niguel in 2010 was $51,490, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,960 for a family of four. However, Laguna Niguel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Laguna Niguel is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Laguna Niguel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laguna Niguel residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Laguna Niguel also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Laguna Niguel include Irish, English, Italian, and Iranian.

In addition, Laguna Niguel has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.65%).

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