Poway, CA
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Poway is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 50,157 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 89.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Poway is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Poway who work in management occupations (14.64%), office and administrative support (12.48%), and sales jobs (11.18%).

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.

Because of many things, Poway is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Poway 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, Poway has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Poway’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Poway ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Poway, 46.07% 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 $40,681, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,724 for a family of four. However, Poway contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Poway is a very 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 16.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Poway include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Poway also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.97%.

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