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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Millbrae is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (14.11%), management occupations (13.67%), and sales jobs (10.24%).

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.

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 citizens of Millbrae are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.19% of adults in Millbrae have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Millbrae in 2010 was $43,518, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,072 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 White, followed by Asian. Millbrae also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Millbrae include Italian, German, English, and Greek.

In addition, Millbrae has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.76%).

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