Newport Beach, CA
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Newport Beach is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 85,326 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Newport Beach is the 85th largest community in California.

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

Newport Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newport Beach is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport Beach who work in management occupations (24.67%), sales jobs (19.02%), and business and financial occupations (10.48%).

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

Also of interest is that Newport Beach 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 Newport Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.18% 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.

One thing that you will notice about Newport Beach is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Newport Beach a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One of the nice things about Newport Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Newport Beach. 66.30% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Newport Beach in 2010 was $88,374, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $353,496 for a family of four.

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

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