Moraga, CA

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Living in Moraga

Moraga is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 16,870 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Moraga is the 340th largest community in California.

Moraga home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Moraga real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Moraga is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Moraga is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Moraga who work in management occupations (16.90%), business and financial occupations (11.95%), and sales jobs (11.78%).

Also of interest is that Moraga 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 Moraga telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.28% 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.

In addition, Moraga is a college town. There are a lot of students in Moraga attending college, and as a result Moraga provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Because of many things, Moraga is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Moraga 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Moraga has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Moraga’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Moraga is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Moraga, the average commute to work is 33.87 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Moraga, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Moraga is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Moraga, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Moraga is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 74.87% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Moraga in 2018 was $74,612, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $298,448 for a family of four.

Moraga is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Moraga home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Moraga residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Moraga include Irish, English, German, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Moraga's cultural character, accounting for 16.35% of the town’s population.

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