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 (17.44%), sales jobs (9.33%), and food service (6.02%).

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.

In San Lorenzo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.39 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 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 population of San Lorenzo overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in San Lorenzo, 22.68% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in San Lorenzo in 2010 was $27,328, 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 $109,312 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 37.18% 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 Portuguese, Irish, Italian, and English.

San Lorenzo also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.43%.

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