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.
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, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marina who work in office and administrative support (13.65%), sales jobs (9.19%), and food service (8.75%).
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.
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.
The percentage of people in Marina who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.92% of adults in Marina have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Marina in 2010 was $25,327, 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 $101,308 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 29.55% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marina include Irish, Italian, English, and French .
In addition, Marina has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.78%).
The most common language spoken in Marina is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.