San Juan Capistrano, CA
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San Juan Capistrano is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,276 people and four constituent neighborhoods, San Juan Capistrano is the 225th largest community in California.

Housing costs in San Juan Capistrano 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 Juan Capistrano is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, San Juan Capistrano is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Juan Capistrano who work in sales jobs (14.32%), management occupations (12.64%), and office and administrative support (10.17%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, San Juan Capistrano is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the San Juan Capistrano area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of San Juan Capistrano citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.89% of adults in San Juan Capistrano have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in San Juan Capistrano in 2010 was $40,384, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,536 for a family of four. However, San Juan Capistrano contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Juan Capistrano is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Juan Capistrano home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Juan Capistrano residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Juan Capistrano also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Juan Capistrano include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

San Juan Capistrano also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.20%.

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