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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Lorenzo who work in office and administrative support (13.80%), sales jobs (11.46%), and business and financial occupations (6.40%).

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.

One of the nice things about San Lorenzo 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.

One downside of living in San Lorenzo is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In San Lorenzo, the average commute to work is 33.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, San Lorenzo is somewhat unusual for a town 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 Lorenzo area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The percentage of people in San Lorenzo who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.79% of adults in San Lorenzo have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in San Lorenzo in 2010 was $33,869, 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 $135,476 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in San Lorenzo, accounting for 42.82% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of San Lorenzo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in San Lorenzo include German, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, and English.

San Lorenzo also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.41%.

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