Placerville, CA
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Placerville is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 10,650 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, Placerville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Placerville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Placerville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Placerville who work in office and administrative support (12.89%), sales jobs (11.18%), and maintenance occupations (7.83%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Placerville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.41% 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.

The population of Placerville overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Placerville, 22.55% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Placerville in 2010 was $24,952, which is middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,808 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 Native American. Placerville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Placerville include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Placerville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.