San Ramon, CA
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San Ramon is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 76,134 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, San Ramon is the 111th largest community in California.

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

San Ramon is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, San Ramon is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Ramon who work in management occupations (19.72%), computer science and math (11.61%), and sales jobs (11.13%).

Also of interest is that San Ramon 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: 8.11% 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.

Because of many things, San Ramon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making San Ramon 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 Ramon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, San Ramon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in San Ramon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.06 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, San Ramon is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the San Ramon area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to San Ramon, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. San Ramon is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.15% 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 Ramon in 2010 was $52,293, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,172 for a family of four.

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

Foreign born people are also an important part of San Ramon's cultural character, accounting for 33.54% of the city’s population.

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