Shingle Springs, CA
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Shingle Springs is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 4,484 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Shingle Springs is the 526th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Shingle Springs 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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Shingle Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shingle Springs is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shingle Springs who work in management occupations (13.05%), office and administrative support (11.42%), and sales jobs (9.56%).

Also of interest is that Shingle Springs has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.12% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Shingle Springs is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Shingle Springs’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In terms of college education, Shingle Springs is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.08% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Shingle Springs in 2010 was $35,567, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,268 for a family of four. However, Shingle Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Shingle Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shingle Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Shingle Springs also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.57% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shingle Springs include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Shingle Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.