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San Anselmo, CA
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Living in San Anselmo



San Anselmo is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 4,190 people and three associated 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 24.40% 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.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in San Anselmo. 70.20% 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 2022 was $97,674, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $390,696 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.


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