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San Juan Capistrano, CA
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San Juan Capistrano profile

Living in San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 34,548 people and five associated neighborhoods, San Juan Capistrano is the 231st 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.

Also of interest is that San Juan Capistrano 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 Juan Capistrano telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.29% 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.

The citizens of San Juan Capistrano are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.64% of adults in San Juan Capistrano have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in San Juan Capistrano in 2018 was $55,855, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $223,420 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 38.39% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Juan Capistrano include German, English, Italian, Irish, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of San Juan Capistrano's cultural character, accounting for 21.39% of the city’s population.

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