San Ramon, CA

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Living in San Ramon

San Ramon is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 75,839 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In San Ramon, the average commute to work is 34.83 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 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 68.45% 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 $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.