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, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Occidental who work in management occupations (11.80%), office and administrative support (10.18%), and personal care services (7.82%).

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.

Also of interest is that Occidental 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 Occidental telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.92% 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.


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.

Being a small town, Occidental does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Occidental Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Occidental. 54.05% 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 Occidental in 2010 was $62,963, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $251,852 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 German, English, Polish, and Welsh.

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

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

136 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Occidental 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 19 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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WEST SONOMA COUNTY UNION HIGH


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Students Per Classroom

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
West Sonoma County Consortium School
462 Johnson St.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
KG-12
Wscuhsd Community Day School
490 Taft St.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
09-12
Laguna High School
445 Taft St.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
09-12
Elementary School Molino High
7050 Covey Rd.
Forestville, CA, 95436
09-12
Analy High School
6950 Analy Ave.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
09-12

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 26.0% 58.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 19.5% 49.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.6% 8.6%

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HARMONY UNION ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

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

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 43.4% 58.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 26.2% 49.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 17.2% 8.6%

Educational Expenditures

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District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

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

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 61.3% 58.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 50.1% 49.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 11.2% 8.6%

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