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 49,704 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 87.46% 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 (14.51%), sales jobs (11.61%), and office and administrative support (9.46%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Poway telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.48% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Poway is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.82% of adults in Poway have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Poway in 2010 was $43,834, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $175,336 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 18.12% 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 19.56% of the city’s population.

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