San Anselmo is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 12,693 people and three constituent neighborhoods, San Anselmo is the 383rd largest community in California.
San Anselmo home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but San Anselmo real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Of important note, San Anselmo is also a town of artists. San Anselmo has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape San Anselmo’s character.
Also of interest is that San Anselmo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in San Anselmo telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 20.33% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
In addition, San Anselmo 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.
Because of many things, San Anselmo 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, San Anselmo really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is San Anselmo 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.
One downside of living in San Anselmo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.77 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.
In San Anselmo, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though San Anselmo is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in San Anselmo. 72.29% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in San Anselmo in 2018 was $87,951, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $351,804 for a family of four.
San Anselmo is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call San Anselmo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Anselmo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in San Anselmo include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Northern European.
The most common language spoken in San Anselmo is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.