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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 23,216 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.

Millbrae is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.63% 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 (15.32%), office and administrative support (13.05%), and sales jobs (9.67%).

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Millbrae, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.35 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.

The education level of Millbrae ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Millbrae, 48.90% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Millbrae in 2018 was $58,695, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,780 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 12.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Millbrae include Italian, Irish, German, English, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Millbrae's cultural character, accounting for 38.06% of the city’s population.

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