San Anselmo, CA

San Anselmo profile

Living in San Anselmo

San Anselmo is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 12,476 people and three constituent neighborhoods, San Anselmo is the 385th 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.

San Anselmo is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, San Anselmo is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Anselmo who work in management occupations (16.40%), sales jobs (13.50%), and business and financial occupations (9.79%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.06% 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.

In addition, San Anselmo is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

One downside of living in San Anselmo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.10 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 San Anselmo is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to San Anselmo, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. San Anselmo is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 73.34% 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 San Anselmo in 2018 was $73,759, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $295,036 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 French.

The most common language spoken in San Anselmo is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.