Moraga, CA
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Moraga is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 17,256 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Moraga is the 341st 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 96.28% 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 (22.74%), sales jobs (11.51%), and office and administrative support (9.03%).

Of important note, Moraga is also a town of artists. Moraga has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Moraga’s character.

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 9.24% 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.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Moraga, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Moraga provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.61 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Moraga has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get 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 74.52% 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 2010 was $60,576, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $242,304 for a family of four.

Moraga is a very 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, Italian, and European.

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