Poway, CA

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Living in Poway

Poway is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 48,841 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Poway is the 190th largest community in California.

Poway home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Poway real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Poway is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.61% 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 (14.06%), sales jobs (10.65%), and business and financial occupations (8.81%).

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: 10.02% 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.

Poway 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, Poway’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Poway is a pretty powerful place. 50.40% of the adults in Poway have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Poway in 2018 was $49,291, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $197,164 for a family of four.

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 16.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Poway include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Poway's cultural character, accounting for 18.99% of the city’s population.

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