Laguna Woods, CA
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Laguna Woods is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 16,406 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Laguna Woods is the 338th largest community in California.

Laguna Woods is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.44% 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 (17.76%), office and administrative support (17.08%), and management occupations (9.58%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Laguna Woods telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.86% 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.

Laguna Woods, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

Laguna Woods is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.46% of adults in Laguna Woods have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Laguna Woods in 2010 was $38,576, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,304 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 German, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Laguna Woods's cultural character, accounting for 27.50% of the city’s population.

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