San Miguel is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,172 people and just one neighborhood, San Miguel is the 603rd largest community in California. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in San Miguel, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to San Miguel, and putting down their money on brand new construction. San Miguel’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. San Miguel does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $66,496.00.
Housing costs in San Miguel 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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, San Miguel is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 46.01% of the San Miguel workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, San Miguel is a town of service providers, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Miguel who work in farm management occupations (21.06%), food service (13.46%), and office and administrative support (11.41%).
Another important characteristic of San Miguel is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
As is often the case in a small town, San Miguel doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In San Miguel, just 12.61% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in San Miguel in 2018 was $19,591, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,364 for a family of four. However, San Miguel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. San Miguel also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.03% of its population below the federal poverty line.
San Miguel is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call San Miguel 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 Miguel, accounting for 74.27% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of San Miguel residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in San Miguel include English, Irish, German, Dutch, and Czech.
San Miguel also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 45.22%.
The most common language spoken in San Miguel is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 99.1% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in San Miguel are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 55.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 41.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 89.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 28.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.0%), and 15.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 60.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in San Miguel, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (44.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report German roots (7.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.7%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (2.4%), among others. In addition, 26.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (68.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.