San Lorenzo, CA
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San Lorenzo is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 24,695 people and six constituent neighborhoods, San Lorenzo is the 288th largest community in California.

Housing costs in San Lorenzo 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 towns, San Lorenzo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in San Lorenzo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Lorenzo is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Lorenzo who work in office and administrative support (17.77%), sales jobs (8.59%), and management occupations (6.23%).

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

San Lorenzo 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.

One downside of living in San Lorenzo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.52 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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

The citizens of San Lorenzo are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.22% of adults in San Lorenzo having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in San Lorenzo in 2010 was $26,755, 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 $107,020 for a family of four. However, San Lorenzo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Lorenzo is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call San Lorenzo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Lorenzo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Lorenzo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.58% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Lorenzo include Portuguese, Irish, Italian, and English.

In addition, San Lorenzo has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.64%).

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