Most Expensive Orinda Neighborhoods
Orinda is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 19,003 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Orinda is the 327th largest community in California.
Orinda home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Orinda real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Orinda is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Orinda is a city of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orinda who work in management occupations (27.74%), sales jobs (12.49%) and business and financial occupations (9.87%).
Also of interest is that Orinda 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 Orinda telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.11% 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.
Because of many things, Orinda is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Orinda really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Orinda perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Orinda is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Orinda, the average commute to work is 31.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small city, Orinda has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Orinda, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Orinda is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 78.18% 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 Orinda in 2010 was $84,985, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $339,940 for a family of four.
Orinda is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Orinda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orinda residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Orinda include German, English, Irish, Italian, European and Scottish.
The languages spoken by people in Orinda are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Orinda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Persian and Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||6,647|
|ORINDA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||88.97%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||11.03%|
|TYPE OF ORINDA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||93.57%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.12%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.37%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||2.94%|
|SIZE OF ORINDA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||13.30%|
|AGE OF ORINDA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.41%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||22.84%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||66.15%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||5.60%|
|ORINDA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,508,640|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$3,175|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $77,000||1.11%|
|$77,001 - $155,000||0.00%|
|$155,001 - $310,000||2.03%|
|$310,001 - $465,000||0.86%|
|$465,001 - $620,000||0.61%|
|$620,001 - $775,000||0.84%|
|$775,001 - $1,162,000||11.54%|
|$1,162,001 - $1,550,000||34.79%|
|PEOPLE OF ORINDA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.88%|
|5 TO 17||19.78%|
|18 TO 24||5.57%|
|25 TO 34||4.45%|
|35 TO 54||29.76%|
|55 TO 64||15.44%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||20.11%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.03%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$166,866|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$84,985|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||1.35%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (23.00%)
Real estate (5.35%)
Information Technology (3.19%)
Public Service (3.03%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.52%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.60%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||2.03%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||5.65%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||6.26%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (15.03%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (81.76%)
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