Pleasanton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 81,777 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Pleasanton is the 112th largest community in California.
Pleasanton home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Pleasanton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Pleasanton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Pleasanton is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pleasanton who work in management occupations (19.15%), computer science and math (12.29%), and sales jobs (9.78%).
Also of interest is that Pleasanton 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: 8.37% 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.
Pleasanton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Pleasanton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Pleasanton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pleasanton, the average commute to work is 33.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Pleasanton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Pleasanton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Pleasanton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Pleasanton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.89% 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 Pleasanton in 2018 was $69,551, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $278,204 for a family of four.
Pleasanton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pleasanton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pleasanton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pleasanton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
Pleasanton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.02%.
The most common language spoken in Pleasanton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.