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 21,688 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.
Unlike some cities, Marina isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Marina are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (12.21%), sales jobs (9.94%), and teaching (8.60%).
Also of interest is that Marina has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Marina is a college town. There are a lot of students in Marina attending college, and as a result Marina provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Marina 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Marina is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Marina area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
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: 30.29% of adults in Marina have a college degree.
The per capita income in Marina in 2010 was $26,525, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,100 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 26.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marina include Irish, Italian, English, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Marina's cultural character, accounting for 23.06% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Marina is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.