Placerville is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 10,747 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Placerville is the 411th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Placerville 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Placerville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Placerville is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Placerville who work in office and administrative support (14.51%), teaching (9.45%), and food service (7.74%).
Also of interest is that Placerville 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: 7.79% 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.
The percentage of people in Placerville who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.28% of adults in Placerville have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Placerville in 2018 was $28,844, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,376 for a family of four. However, Placerville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Placerville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Placerville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Placerville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Placerville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Placerville include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Placerville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.