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 21,229 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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Marina is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marina who work in office and administrative support (14.72%), management occupations (9.92%), and sales jobs (9.49%).
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.
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.
The population of Marina overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Marina, 24.35% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Marina in 2010 was $24,773, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,092 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 29.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marina include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Marina also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.83%.
The most common language spoken in Marina is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.