Marina, CA
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Marina is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 22,535 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Marina is the 313th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Marina 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.

Marina is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Marina is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marina who work in office and administrative support (12.79%), sales jobs (8.99%), and food service (8.67%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Marina, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Marina provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

One of the nice things about Marina is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, Marina is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.01% of adults in Marina have a college degree.

The per capita income in Marina in 2010 was $27,211, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,844 for a family of four. However, Marina contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Marina is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Marina home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marina residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Marina also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marina include German, Irish, Italian, English, and European.

In addition, Marina has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.63%).

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