Ojai, CA

Ojai profile

Living in Ojai

Ojai is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 7,470 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ojai is the 453rd largest community in California.

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

Unlike some cities, Ojai isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ojai are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ojai is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ojai who work in management occupations (12.89%), sales jobs (11.21%), and teaching (7.62%).

Also of interest is that Ojai has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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

A relatively large number of people in Ojai telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.40% 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.

The citizens of Ojai are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.16% of adults in Ojai have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ojai in 2018 was $45,959, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $183,836 for a family of four. However, Ojai contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ojai is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ojai home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ojai residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Ojai also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ojai include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

Ojai also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.42%.

The most common language spoken in Ojai is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.

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