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 7,141 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 93.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sausalito is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sausalito who work in management occupations (20.43%), business and financial occupations (12.53%), and sales jobs (10.57%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Sausalito telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.45% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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". 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.

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 33.30 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.

Despite being a small city, Sausalito has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Sausalito. 69.01% 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 $103,828, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $415,312 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sausalito include German, Irish, Italian, English, and French.

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