Milpitas, CA
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Living in Milpitas


Milpitas is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 77,528 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 (14.19%), office and administrative support (11.42%), and management occupations (9.64%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Milpitas 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 bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Milpitas area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Milpitas ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Milpitas, 45.25% 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 $37,051, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,204 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 15.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milpitas include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Milpitas has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (52.82%).

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