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 50,077 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 89.25% 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 (16.46%), office and administrative support (12.62%), and sales jobs (11.03%).

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.

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Poway is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Poway area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Poway is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.79% 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 $41,399, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $165,596 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 18.09% 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: 18.16%.

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