Sebastopol, CA


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Sebastopol is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 7,678 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Sebastopol is the 457th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Sebastopol are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Sebastopol is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sebastopol is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sebastopol who work in office and administrative support (11.90%), teaching (9.97%), and management occupations (8.54%).

Of important note, Sebastopol is also a city of artists. Sebastopol has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sebastopol’s character.

Also of interest is that Sebastopol 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 Sebastopol telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.48% 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.

The education level of Sebastopol ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Sebastopol, 42.86% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Sebastopol in 2010 was $35,094, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,376 for a family of four. However, Sebastopol contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sebastopol is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sebastopol home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sebastopol residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sebastopol also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sebastopol include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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