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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, San Juan Capistrano is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).

Like elsewhere in America, most people in San Juan Capistrano use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of San Juan Capistrano‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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: 36.89% 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 .

Foreign born people are also an important part of San Juan Capistrano's cultural character, accounting for 23.20% 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.