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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marina is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (12.79%), 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.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The overall education level of Marina citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.01% of adults in Marina have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Marina's cultural character, accounting for 23.63% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Marina is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.