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.

Saratoga is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Saratoga’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Saratoga, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.76 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Saratoga is a pretty powerful place. 76.78% 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 $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.

In addition, Saratoga has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (37.32%).

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