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 86,688 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 93.79% 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 (23.38%), sales jobs (18.69%), and business and financial occupations (9.93%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.25% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Newport Beach is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Newport Beach area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Newport Beach. 65.74% 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 $84,134, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $336,536 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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