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 75,931 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 93.23% 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 (18.52%), computer science and math (13.82%), and sales jobs (10.46%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in San Ramon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.99% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 34.83 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in San Ramon use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of San Ramon‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, San Ramon is a pretty powerful place. 68.45% of the adults in San Ramon 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 Ramon in 2010 was $55,772, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $223,088 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 Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in San Ramon include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Portuguese.

San Ramon also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.45%.

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