San Leandro, CA

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Living in San Leandro

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 90,553 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.

San Leandro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, San Leandro is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Leandro who work in office and administrative support (15.89%), sales jobs (9.97%), and management occupations (8.28%).

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.

One of the nice things about San Leandro is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In San Leandro, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

The percentage of people in San Leandro who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.83% of adults in San Leandro have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in San Leandro in 2010 was $30,865, 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 $123,460 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 Asian, followed by White. 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 27.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Leandro include German, Irish, Portuguese, English, and Italian.

In addition, San Leandro has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.06%).

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