Saratoga, CA
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Saratoga is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 30,767 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Saratoga is the 243rd largest community in California.

Saratoga home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Saratoga real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Saratoga is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Saratoga is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saratoga who work in management occupations (23.96%), computer science and math (12.45%), and business and financial occupations (10.82%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.02% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Saratoga is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Saratoga 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, Saratoga has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Saratoga’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Saratoga, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.93 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Saratoga is a pretty powerful place. 76.97% of the adults in Saratoga 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 Saratoga in 2010 was $79,870, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $319,480 for a family of four.

Saratoga is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Saratoga home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saratoga residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Saratoga include English, Irish, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Saratoga's cultural character, accounting for 37.43% of the city’s population.

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