Seal Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 25,242 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Seal Beach is the 285th largest community in California.
Seal Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Seal Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Seal Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Seal Beach is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Seal Beach who work in management occupations (14.32%), office and administrative support (12.16%), and sales jobs (12.00%).
Seal Beach is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Seal Beach, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
A relatively large number of people in Seal Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.51% 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.
Seal Beach 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Seal Beach, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.23 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Seal Beach are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.10% of adults in Seal Beach have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Seal Beach in 2018 was $58,801, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $235,204 for a family of four.
Seal Beach is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Seal Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Seal Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Seal Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Seal Beach include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Seal Beach's cultural character, accounting for 15.07% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Seal Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.