Piedmont is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 11,236 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Piedmont is the 406th largest community in California. Piedmont has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Piedmont home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Piedmont real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Piedmont is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Piedmont is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Piedmont who work in management occupations (22.53%), business and financial occupations (11.92%) and healthcare (10.78%).
Of important note, Piedmont is also a city of artists. Piedmont has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Piedmont’s character.
Also of interest is that Piedmont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.73% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
In addition, Piedmont is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Piedmont 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, Piedmont really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Piedmont 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.
In Piedmont, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Piedmont is a relatively small city. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Piedmont, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Piedmont is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 84.05% 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 Piedmont in 2010 was $101,794, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $407,176 for a family of four.
Piedmont is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Piedmont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Piedmont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Piedmont include English, German, Irish, Russian, Italian and European.
In addition, Piedmont has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.17%).
The most common language spoken in Piedmont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,748|
|PIEDMONT HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||88.58%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||11.43%|
|TYPE OF PIEDMONT HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||94.00%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||1.61%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||1.23%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||2.81%|
|SIZE OF PIEDMONT HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||17.83%|
|AGE OF PIEDMONT HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||2.22%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||5.03%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||19.67%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||73.08%|
|PIEDMONT REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$2,320,651|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,857|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $77,000||2.29%|
|$77,001 - $155,000||0.24%|
|$155,001 - $310,000||0.90%|
|$310,001 - $465,000||1.54%|
|$465,001 - $620,000||0.42%|
|$620,001 - $775,000||0.63%|
|$775,001 - $1,162,000||7.32%|
|$1,162,001 - $1,550,000||17.77%|
|PEOPLE OF PIEDMONT||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.80%|
|5 TO 17||23.65%|
|18 TO 24||5.44%|
|25 TO 34||5.51%|
|35 TO 54||28.68%|
|55 TO 64||17.76%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||15.17%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.06%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$212,222|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$101,794|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.72%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (24.43%)
Real estate (4.09%)
Information Technology (3.63%)
Public Service (3.59%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.68%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.12%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.11%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.95%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||5.69%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||6.04%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||English (15.62%)
Eastern European (3.08%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (83.71%)
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