San Marino, CA
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Living in San Marino


San Marino is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 13,048 people and two constituent neighborhoods, San Marino is the 374th largest community in California.

San Marino home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but San Marino real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

San Marino is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, San Marino is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Marino who work in management occupations (19.05%), healthcare (13.81%), and business and financial occupations (13.55%).

Of important note, San Marino is also a city of artists. San Marino has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape San Marino’s character.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.17% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, San Marino is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, San Marino is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making San Marino a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, San Marino has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, San Marino’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in San Marino, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.43 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to San Marino, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. San Marino is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 78.14% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in San Marino in 2018 was $80,565, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $322,260 for a family of four.

San Marino is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Marino home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Marino residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in San Marino include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of San Marino's cultural character, accounting for 41.91% of the city’s population.

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