Martinez is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 38,373 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.
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 30.45 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Martinez is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Martinez, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The population of Martinez is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.