Martinez is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 38,297 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.
Unlike some cities, Martinez isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Martinez are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (13.32%), office and administrative support (11.20%), and sales jobs (10.32%).
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 31.40 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.
Martinez is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.55% 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 $51,001, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $204,004 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 16.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Martinez include Irish, German, Italian, English, and European.
The most common language spoken in Martinez is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.