Saratoga is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 30,968 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 97.26% 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 (25.98%), computer science and math (12.25%), and sales jobs (11.38%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.24% 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.
In addition, Saratoga is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Saratoga 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, Saratoga really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Saratoga 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Saratoga. 77.58% 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 Saratoga in 2010 was $77,667, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $310,668 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.
In addition, Saratoga has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (37.86%).
The most common language spoken in Saratoga is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Other Asian languages.