Pleasanton, CA
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Living in Pleasanton


Pleasanton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 83,007 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 93.63% 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 (19.70%), computer science and math (11.33%), and sales jobs (10.20%).

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: 7.29% 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.

Because of many things, Pleasanton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Pleasanton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Pleasanton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 32.61 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Pleasanton is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Pleasanton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Pleasanton. 62.34% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Pleasanton in 2010 was $60,067, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,268 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.

In addition, Pleasanton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.48%).

The most common language spoken in Pleasanton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.