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 89.31% 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 (16.02%), office and administrative support (11.62%), and sales jobs (10.79%).

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 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 citizens of Poway are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.04% of adults in Poway have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Poway in 2010 was $40,492, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,968 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 18.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Poway include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

In addition, Poway has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.10%).

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