San Marino is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 13,186 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 95.87% 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 (17.67%), healthcare (13.72%), and business and financial occupations (13.32%).
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: 10.69% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
San Marino is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, San Marino’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In San Marino, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.84 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, San Marino is a pretty powerful place. 75.62% of the adults in San Marino have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in San Marino in 2018 was $76,717, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $306,868 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, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
In addition, San Marino has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (41.57%).
The most common language spoken in San Marino is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.