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Mission Viejo, CA
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Living in Mission Viejo



Mission Viejo is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 91,776 people and 21 associated neighborhoods, Mission Viejo is the 81st largest community in California.

Housing costs in Mission Viejo are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

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

A relatively large number of people in Mission Viejo telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.38% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Mission Viejo is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mission Viejo really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mission Viejo perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Mission Viejo is a pretty powerful place. 51.20% of the adults in Mission Viejo have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Mission Viejo in 2018 was $59,856, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $239,424 for a family of four.

Mission Viejo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mission Viejo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mission Viejo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Mission Viejo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.67% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mission Viejo include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Iranian.

In addition, Mission Viejo has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (22.16%).

The most common language spoken in Mission Viejo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.