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 91,008 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, San Leandro is the 87th 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, San Leandro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in San Leandro are a mix 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 (12.96%), management occupations (10.31%), and sales jobs (9.03%).

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in San Leandro is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In San Leandro, the average commute to work is 34.09 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

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: 31.59% of adults in San Leandro have a college degree.

The per capita income in San Leandro in 2018 was $38,505, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,020 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 26.60% 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 (35.89%).

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