Santa Clarita, CA
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Santa Clarita is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 182,371 people and 51 constituent neighborhoods, Santa Clarita is the 24th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Santa Clarita are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Santa Clarita is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Santa Clarita is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Santa Clarita who work in office and administrative support (14.93%), management occupations (12.57%), and sales jobs (11.29%).

Of important note, Santa Clarita is also a city of artists. Santa Clarita has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Santa Clarita’s character.

Also of interest is that Santa Clarita has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Santa Clarita, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.09 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, Santa Clarita is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.71% of adults in Santa Clarita have a college degree.

The per capita income in Santa Clarita in 2010 was $34,235, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,940 for a family of four. However, Santa Clarita contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Santa Clarita is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Santa Clarita home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Santa Clarita residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Santa Clarita also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Santa Clarita include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Santa Clarita's cultural character, accounting for 20.83% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Santa Clarita is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.