Saratoga, CA
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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 97.27% 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 (27.47%), computer science and math (11.60%), and sales jobs (10.85%).

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: 9.44% 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.

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.

One downside of living in Saratoga is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Saratoga, the average commute to work is 30.76 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Saratoga, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Saratoga is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.78% 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 Saratoga in 2010 was $77,958, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $311,832 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 Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Saratoga include English, Irish, Italian, and European.

Saratoga also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 37.32%.

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