Moorpark, CA

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Living in Moorpark

Moorpark is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,576 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 86.42% 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 (14.57%), management occupations (13.08%), and sales jobs (12.14%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Moorpark 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, Moorpark has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Moorpark’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Moorpark ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Moorpark, 41.12% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Moorpark in 2010 was $41,450, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,800 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 31.87% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Moorpark include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

In addition, Moorpark has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.61%).

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