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 7,100 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.45% 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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Sausalito is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In Sausalito, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.30 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.