Millbrae, CA
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Millbrae is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 22,795 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Millbrae is the 298th largest community in California.

Millbrae home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Millbrae real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Millbrae is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Millbrae is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Millbrae who work in office and administrative support (14.93%), management occupations (14.55%), and sales jobs (10.11%).

Also of interest is that Millbrae has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Millbrae 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.

In Millbrae, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.41 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Millbrae is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Millbrae, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Millbrae is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.56% of adults in Millbrae 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 Millbrae in 2010 was $44,462, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,848 for a family of four.

Millbrae is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Millbrae home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Millbrae residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Millbrae also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Millbrae include Irish, German, English, and French .

Millbrae also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 37.96%.

The most common language spoken in Millbrae is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.