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 92,449 people and 21 constituent 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.15% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mission Viejo a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Mission Viejo has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Mission Viejo’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Mission Viejo is a pretty powerful place. 50.92% 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 $54,208, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $216,832 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 18.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mission Viejo include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Iranian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Mission Viejo's cultural character, accounting for 22.22% of the city’s population.

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