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 35,911 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.

Unlike some cities, San Juan Capistrano isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in San Juan Capistrano are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Juan Capistrano is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Juan Capistrano who work in sales jobs (14.77%), management occupations (12.49%), and office and administrative support (10.28%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.87% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 population of San Juan Capistrano 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: 36.28% of adults in San Juan Capistrano have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in San Juan Capistrano in 2018 was $48,611, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $194,444 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 38.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Juan Capistrano include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

San Juan Capistrano also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.43%.

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