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 92.52% 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 (19.63%), sales jobs (11.84%), and computer science and math (11.24%).

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 8.07% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, San Ramon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is San Ramon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 32.79 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, San Ramon is a pretty powerful place. 65.03% 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 $51,569, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $206,276 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.

In addition, San Ramon has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.09%).

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