San Dimas, CA
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San Dimas is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 34,630 people and six constituent neighborhoods, San Dimas is the 230th largest community in California.

Housing costs in San Dimas are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

San Dimas is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, San Dimas is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Dimas who work in office and administrative support (16.27%), management occupations (14.47%), and sales jobs (12.14%).

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

One downside of living in San Dimas is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In San Dimas, the average commute to work is 31.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of San Dimas is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.73% of adults in San Dimas have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in San Dimas in 2010 was $35,732, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,928 for a family of four. However, San Dimas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Dimas is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Dimas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Dimas residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Dimas also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Dimas include English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.

San Dimas also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.42%.

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