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 93.89% 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 (23.61%), sales jobs (19.17%), and business and financial occupations (10.79%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.80% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Newport Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
If knowledge is power, Newport Beach is a pretty powerful place. 66.66% of the adults in Newport Beach have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Newport Beach in 2010 was $90,042, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $360,168 for a family of four.
Newport Beach is a very 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.