San Leandro, CA
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San Leandro is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 90,712 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, San Leandro is the 86th largest community in California.

Housing costs in San Leandro 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 Leandro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Leandro is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Leandro who work in office and administrative support (15.88%), sales jobs (10.08%), and management occupations (8.02%).

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

San Leandro is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

For the size of the city, public transportation in San Leandro is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For San Leandro, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, San Leandro is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.69% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in San Leandro in 2010 was $29,442, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,768 for a family of four. However, San Leandro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Leandro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Leandro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Leandro residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Leandro also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Leandro include German, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

San Leandro also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.38%.

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