Millbrae, CA

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Living in Millbrae

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 22,394 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 88.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Millbrae is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Millbrae who work in management occupations (15.35%), office and administrative support (12.89%), and sales jobs (9.52%).

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.

One of the nice things about Millbrae is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In Millbrae, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.92 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Millbrae use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Millbrae‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Millbrae. 52.28% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Millbrae in 2018 was $58,467, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $233,868 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 11.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Millbrae include Italian, Irish, German, English, and French.

Millbrae also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 39.37%.

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