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.

Milpitas is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 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.

One downside of living in Milpitas, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.25 minutes every day commuting to work.

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.

Milpitas also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 52.31%.

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