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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.99% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

San Ramon is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, San Ramon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In San Ramon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.83 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the city, public transportation in San Ramon is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For San Ramon, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in San Ramon. 68.45% 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 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.