San Bruno, CA
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San Bruno is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 42,807 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, San Bruno is the 201st largest community in California.

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

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, San Bruno is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Bruno is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Bruno who work in management occupations (12.38%), office and administrative support (11.03%), and sales jobs (10.82%).

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

For the size of the city, public transportation in San Bruno is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For San Bruno, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

San Bruno is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.87% of adults in San Bruno have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in San Bruno in 2018 was $48,602, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $194,408 for a family of four.

San Bruno is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Bruno home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Bruno residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Bruno also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Bruno include Italian, Irish, German, English, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of San Bruno's cultural character, accounting for 37.46% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in San Bruno is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.