Sausalito is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 7,156 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sausalito is the 467th largest community in California.
Sausalito home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Sausalito real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Sausalito is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sausalito is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sausalito who work in management occupations (24.59%), business and financial occupations (18.08%), and sales jobs (11.84%).
Of important note, Sausalito is also a city of artists. Sausalito has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sausalito’s character.
Also of interest is that Sausalito 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: 14.50% 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.
One of the nice things about Sausalito is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Sausalito, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.68 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Sausalito is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Sausalito. 72.06% 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 Sausalito in 2010 was $89,751, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $359,004 for a family of four.
The people who call Sausalito home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sausalito residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sausalito include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Sausalito is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.