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 90,553 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Leandro who work in office and administrative support (15.63%), sales jobs (9.97%), and management occupations (9.19%).

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.

In San Leandro, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.76 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, San Leandro is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the San Leandro area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, San Leandro is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.84% of adults in San Leandro have a college degree.

The per capita income in San Leandro in 2010 was $32,396, 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 $129,584 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 27.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Leandro include German, Irish, English, Portuguese, and Italian.

In addition, San Leandro has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (37.02%).

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