Sausalito, CA
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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 92.73% 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 (24.38%), business and financial occupations (15.91%), and sales jobs (11.28%).

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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.71% 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, Sausalito is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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 33.00 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sausalito, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sausalito is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 71.19% 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 Sausalito in 2010 was $97,509, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $390,036 for a family of four.

Sausalito is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Italian, English, and French .

The most common language spoken in Sausalito is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.