Palo Cedro is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,280 people and just one neighborhood, Palo Cedro is the 686th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Palo Cedro are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Palo Cedro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Palo Cedro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palo Cedro is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palo Cedro who work in sales jobs (18.96%), management occupations (17.99%) and office and administrative support (13.73%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.86% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Palo Cedro 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, Palo Cedro really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Palo Cedro 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.
Palo Cedro is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Palo Cedro isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 96.72% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Palo Cedro is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.