Milpitas, CA
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Milpitas is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 78,106 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Milpitas is the 120th largest community in California.

Milpitas home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Milpitas 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, Milpitas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Milpitas is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milpitas who work in computer science and math (15.23%), office and administrative support (11.24%), and management occupations (9.89%).

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

One thing noticeable about Milpitas, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Milpitas is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Milpitas a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The education level of Milpitas ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Milpitas, 46.37% 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 Milpitas in 2010 was $39,291, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,164 for a family of four. However, Milpitas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Milpitas is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Milpitas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Milpitas residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Milpitas also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.55% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milpitas include German, Italian, Irish, English, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Milpitas's cultural character, accounting for 52.47% of the city’s population.

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