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.

San Lorenzo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.63%), sales jobs (11.24%), and management occupations (6.97%).

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 32.91 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.

In terms of college education, San Lorenzo is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.23% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in San Lorenzo in 2010 was $31,914, 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 $127,656 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 43.30% 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: 32.71%.

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