Malibu is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 11,820 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Malibu is the 382nd largest community in California.
Malibu home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Malibu real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Malibu is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Malibu is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Malibu who work in management occupations (20.53%), art, media, and design (13.32%), and sales jobs (13.02%).
Of important note, Malibu is also a city of artists. Malibu has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Malibu’s character.
Also of interest is that Malibu has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.19% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Malibu has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Malibu a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Malibu is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Malibu, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.40 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Malibu. 66.03% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Malibu in 2018 was $123,376, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $493,504 for a family of four.
Malibu is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Malibu home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Malibu residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Malibu include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Malibu is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.