Martinez is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 37,287 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Martinez is the 223rd 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 85.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Martinez is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Martinez who work in management occupations (15.52%), office and administrative support (11.76%), and sales jobs (10.15%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.25% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In Martinez, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.69 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Martinez use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Martinez‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Martinez ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Martinez, 42.48% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Martinez in 2018 was $51,847, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,388 for a family of four.
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 17.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Martinez include Irish, English, German, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Martinez is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.