Pismo Beach, CA
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Pismo Beach 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 8,162 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pismo Beach is the 449th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Pismo Beach 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.

Pismo Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pismo Beach is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pismo Beach who work in sales jobs (14.56%), management occupations (11.87%), and office and administrative support (10.01%).

A relatively large number of people in Pismo Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.18% 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.

Pismo Beach 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.

The citizens of Pismo Beach are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.95% of adults in Pismo Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pismo Beach in 2010 was $37,657, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,628 for a family of four. However, Pismo Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Pismo Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pismo Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pismo Beach include German, Italian, Irish, and Portuguese.

The most common language spoken in Pismo Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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