Pleasanton, CA
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Pleasanton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 79,510 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 92.73% 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 (18.22%), sales jobs (11.77%), and computer science and math (10.79%).

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.

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 31.46 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Pleasanton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Pleasanton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Pleasanton. 58.99% 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 $52,354, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,416 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. Pleasanton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pleasanton include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Pleasanton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.84%.

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