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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 12,513 people and three constituent neighborhoods, San Marino is the 389th 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 92.85% 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 (16.22%), sales jobs (11.94%), and healthcare (11.67%).

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: 16.01% 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 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 30.47 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.

Despite being a small city, San Marino has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, San Marino is a pretty powerful place. 78.15% 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 $73,504, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $294,016 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 French.

San Marino also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 43.33%.

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


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