Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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Living in Rancho Palos Verdes

Rancho Palos Verdes is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 41,295 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Rancho Palos Verdes is the 209th largest community in California.

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

Also of interest is that Rancho Palos Verdes has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Rancho Palos Verdes is also a city of artists. Rancho Palos Verdes has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rancho Palos Verdes’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.68% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Rancho Palos Verdes is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rancho Palos Verdes a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rancho Palos Verdes has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rancho Palos Verdes’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Rancho Palos Verdes is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In Rancho Palos Verdes, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.32 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Rancho Palos Verdes, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Rancho Palos Verdes is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.40% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rancho Palos Verdes in 2018 was $75,866, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $303,464 for a family of four.

Rancho Palos Verdes is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rancho Palos Verdes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rancho Palos Verdes residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Rancho Palos Verdes also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.39% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rancho Palos Verdes include German, English, Italian, Irish, and European.

Rancho Palos Verdes also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.39%.

The most common language spoken in Rancho Palos Verdes is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Korean.