Moorpark, CA
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Moorpark is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,104 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Moorpark is the 226th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Moorpark 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.

Moorpark is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Moorpark is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Moorpark who work in office and administrative support (14.41%), management occupations (13.66%), and sales jobs (12.20%).

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

Moorpark is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Moorpark’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Moorpark citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.88% of adults in Moorpark have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Moorpark in 2010 was $37,499, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,996 for a family of four. However, Moorpark contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Moorpark is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Moorpark home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Moorpark residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Moorpark also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Moorpark include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

Moorpark also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.83%.

The most common language spoken in Moorpark is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.