Laguna Woods, CA

Laguna Woods profile

Living in Laguna Woods

Laguna Woods is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 15,850 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Laguna Woods is the 338th largest community in California.

Laguna Woods is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Laguna Woods is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laguna Woods who work in sales jobs (14.32%), office and administrative support (13.08%), and healthcare suport services (9.60%).

Also of interest is that Laguna Woods has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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

A relatively large number of people in Laguna Woods telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.52% 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.

The education level of Laguna Woods ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Laguna Woods, 49.29% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Laguna Woods in 2018 was $42,857, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $171,428 for a family of four. However, Laguna Woods contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Laguna Woods is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Laguna Woods home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laguna Woods residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Laguna Woods include English, German, Irish, Russian, and Polish.

In addition, Laguna Woods has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (34.66%).

The most common language spoken in Laguna Woods is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Korean.