Los Gatos, CA

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Living in Los Gatos

Los Gatos is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 33,529 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Los Gatos is the 247th largest community in California.

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

Los Gatos is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Los Gatos is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Los Gatos who work in management occupations (23.41%), sales jobs (10.02%), and business and financial occupations (9.69%).

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

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

A relatively large number of people in Los Gatos telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.89% 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.

One downside of living in Los Gatos, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.63 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Los Gatos, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Los Gatos is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.83% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Los Gatos in 2018 was $87,111, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $348,444 for a family of four.

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

In addition, Los Gatos has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.85%).

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