Ross is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 2,479 people and just one neighborhood, Ross is the 606th largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Ross was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Ross home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Ross real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Ross is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 98.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ross is a town of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ross who work in management occupations (29.16%), sales jobs (15.73%) and business and financial occupations (9.64%).
Of important note, Ross is also a town of artists. Ross has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ross’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 19.14% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Ross is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Ross 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 town’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, Ross’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Ross, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.87 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Ross is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a ferryboat for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.