Palos Verdes Estates, CA

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Living in Palos Verdes Estates

Palos Verdes Estates is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 13,273 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Palos Verdes Estates is the 369th largest community in California.

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

Palos Verdes Estates is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Palos Verdes Estates is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palos Verdes Estates who work in sales jobs (20.96%), management occupations (19.67%), and healthcare (10.86%).

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

Also of interest is that Palos Verdes Estates 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 Palos Verdes Estates telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.57% 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.

Palos Verdes Estates is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Palos Verdes Estates’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Palos Verdes Estates 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 Palos Verdes Estates is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Palos Verdes Estates, the average commute to work is 34.30 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Palos Verdes Estates. 75.85% 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 Palos Verdes Estates in 2018 was $87,330, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $349,320 for a family of four.

Palos Verdes Estates is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Palos Verdes Estates home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palos Verdes Estates residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Palos Verdes Estates include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Palos Verdes Estates's cultural character, accounting for 20.37% of the city’s population.

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