McKinleyville is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 15,179 people and three constituent neighborhoods, McKinleyville is the 347th largest community in California.
Housing costs in McKinleyville 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 towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, McKinleyville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McKinleyville is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in McKinleyville who work in office and administrative support (11.49%), management occupations (11.30%), and sales jobs (10.49%).
McKinleyville is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.84 minutes getting to work every day.
The overall education level of McKinleyville citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.66% of adults in McKinleyville have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in McKinleyville in 2010 was $25,701, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,804 for a family of four. However, McKinleyville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
McKinleyville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call McKinleyville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McKinleyville residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in McKinleyville include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in McKinleyville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.