Martinez is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,819 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.
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: 14.46% 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.
One downside of living in Martinez is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Martinez, the average commute to work is 31.69 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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.
Martinez is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.96% of adults in Martinez have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Martinez in 2018 was $57,113, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $228,452 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 18.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Martinez include Irish, German, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Martinez is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.