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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.17% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, San Marino is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, San Marino really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is San Marino perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in San Marino is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In San Marino, the average commute to work is 30.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in San Marino. 78.14% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.
San Marino also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 41.91%.
The most common language spoken in San Marino is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.