Ramona is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 21,072 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ramona is the 309th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Ramona 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.
Ramona is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ramona is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ramona who work in office and administrative support (12.93%), management occupations (10.20%), and sales jobs (9.85%).
Also of interest is that Ramona has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Ramona, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.03 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Ramona is somewhat unusual for a town 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 Ramona area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Ramona citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.49% of adults 25 and older in Ramona have a college degree.
The per capita income in Ramona in 2010 was $26,739, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,956 for a family of four. However, Ramona contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ramona is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ramona home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ramona residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Ramona also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.07% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ramona include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Ramona's cultural character, accounting for 15.83% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Ramona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.