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.

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 (11.51%), food service (9.04%), and sales jobs (9.03%).

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.

Marina is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Marina enrolled in college, Marina has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, Marina is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.83% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Marina in 2010 was $29,686, 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 $118,744 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 29.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marina include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Marina has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.89%).

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