Sebastopol, CA
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Living in Sebastopol


Sebastopol is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 7,768 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 sales jobs (15.76%), teaching (12.92%), and management occupations (11.57%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Sebastopol telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.85% 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 citizens of Sebastopol are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.78% of adults in Sebastopol 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 Sebastopol in 2010 was $40,125, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,500 for a family of four. However, Sebastopol contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sebastopol is a very 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sebastopol include Irish, German, English, Scottish, and Italian.

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