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 22,277 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Millbrae is the 297th 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Millbrae telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.36% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

One downside of living in Millbrae, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.90 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Millbrae 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 Millbrae area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Millbrae is a pretty powerful place. 51.20% of the adults in Millbrae have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Millbrae in 2018 was $65,773, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $263,092 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 10.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Millbrae include Italian, German, Irish, English, and European.

Millbrae also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 38.89%.

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