Livermore, CA

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Living in Livermore

Livermore is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 89,115 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Livermore is the 92nd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Livermore are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Livermore is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Livermore is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Livermore who work in management occupations (14.14%), sales jobs (11.78%), and office and administrative support (11.67%).

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

In Livermore, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.40 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Livermore is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Livermore, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Livermore ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Livermore, 40.82% 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 Livermore in 2010 was $44,899, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,596 for a family of four. However, Livermore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Livermore is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Livermore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Livermore residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Livermore also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Livermore include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Livermore also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.20%.

The most common language spoken in Livermore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.