Marina del Rey is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 9,126 people and just one neighborhood, Marina del Rey is the 425th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Marina del Rey 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Marina del Rey is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Marina del Rey is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marina del Rey who work in management occupations (20.53%), sales jobs (17.01%) and business and financial occupations (11.38%).
Of important note, Marina del Rey is also a town of artists. Marina del Rey has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Marina del Rey’s character.
Also of interest is that Marina del Rey has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.38% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Marina del Rey. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Marina del Rey.
One of the nice things about Marina del Rey 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.
One downside of living in Marina del Rey, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.89 minutes every day commuting to work.