Occidental, CA

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Occidental Profile


Overview

Occidental is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 1,151 people and just one neighborhood, Occidental is the 701st largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Occidental was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Occidental is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Occidental is a town of professionals, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Occidental who work in management occupations (9.73%), office and administrative support (9.42%), and personal care services (7.75%).

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

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Occidental has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.


Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Occidental is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Occidental 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, Occidental has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Occidental’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Occidental is worth considering.

Occidental 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Occidental is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Occidental, the average commute to work is 31.17 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Occidental doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Occidental Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Occidental, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Occidental is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.22% 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 Occidental in 2010 was $54,705, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,820 for a family of four. However, Occidental contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Occidental home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Occidental residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Occidental include English, German, Polish, and Norwegian.

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

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Occidental 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Occidental 0.101011101001110
California 26.18
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Occidental 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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WEST SONOMA COUNTY UNION HIGH


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District Quality Compared to California

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District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Wscuhsd Community Day
490 Taft St.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
09-12
West Sonoma County Consortium
462 Johnson St.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
KG-12
Analy High
6950 Analy Ave.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
09-12
El Molino High
7050 Covey Rd.
Forestville, CA, 95436
09-12
Laguna High
445 Taft St.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 23.4% 57.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 18.4% 48.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.1% 8.8%

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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Harmony Elementary
1935 Bohemian Hwy.
Occidental, CA, 95465
KG-01
Pathways Charter
150 Professional Center Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA, 94928
KG-12
Salmon Creek School A Charter
1935 Bohemian Hwy.
Occidental, CA, 95465
02-08

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 44.3% 57.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 22.8% 48.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 21.5% 8.8%

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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Tomales High
3850 Irvin Rd.
Tomales, CA, 94971
09-12
Bodega Bay Elementary
1200 Canon St.
Bodega Bay, CA, 94923
KG-05
West Marin Elementary
11550 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956
02-08
Inverness Elementary
Bayview And Mesa
Inverness, CA, 94937
KG-01
Tomales Elementary
40 John St.
Tomales, CA, 94971
KG-08

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 60.3% 57.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 44.8% 48.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 15.5% 8.8%

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