Milpitas, CA

Milpitas profile

Living in Milpitas

Milpitas is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 84,196 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, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Milpitas who work in computer science and math (17.47%), management occupations (10.74%), and office and administrative support (8.99%).

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 that you will notice about Milpitas is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Milpitas a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

In Milpitas, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.25 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Milpitas, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Milpitas is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.68% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Milpitas in 2018 was $47,625, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $190,500 for a family of four.

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 14.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Milpitas include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Portuguese.

In addition, Milpitas has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (52.31%).

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