Poway is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 50,041 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Poway is the 181st largest community in California.
Housing costs in Poway 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.
Poway is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Poway is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poway who work in management occupations (15.80%), office and administrative support (11.81%), and sales jobs (11.38%).
Also of interest is that Poway 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: 7.25% 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, Poway is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Poway really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Poway perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The education level of Poway ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Poway, 47.42% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Poway in 2010 was $42,462, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $169,848 for a family of four. However, Poway contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Poway is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Poway home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Poway residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Poway also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Poway include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Poway's cultural character, accounting for 20.08% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Poway is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.