Moorpark, CA


Moorpark profile

Living in Moorpark

Moorpark is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,481 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 85.96% 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 (14.18%), management occupations (12.93%), and sales jobs (12.32%).

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.

Because of many things, Moorpark 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, Moorpark really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Moorpark 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Moorpark is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Moorpark, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of Moorpark is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.72% of adults in Moorpark have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Moorpark in 2010 was $39,247, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,988 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 30.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Moorpark include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

Moorpark also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.66%.

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