Penryn is a tiny town located in the state of California. With a population of 877 people and just one neighborhood, Penryn is the 721st largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Penryn 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
Penryn is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Penryn is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Penryn who work in management occupations (18.91%), sales jobs (17.54%) and office and administrative support (12.30%).
Also of interest is that Penryn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.02% 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, Penryn 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, Penryn really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Penryn 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 Penryn, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.94 minutes every day commuting to work.
Penryn is a very car-oriented town. 98.73% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Penryn is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Penryn has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Penryn 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.