Martinez is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 38,402 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Martinez is the 218th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Martinez 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.
Martinez is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Martinez is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Martinez who work in management occupations (13.41%), office and administrative support (12.33%), and sales jobs (11.37%).
Also of interest is that Martinez has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Martinez, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.45 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Martinez is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Martinez area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Martinez citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.47% of adults in Martinez have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Martinez in 2010 was $44,924, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,696 for a family of four. However, Martinez contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Martinez is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Martinez home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Martinez residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Martinez also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Martinez include Irish, German, Italian, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Martinez is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.