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.

Shingle Springs is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 sales jobs (13.59%), management occupations (13.50%), and office and administrative support (10.36%).

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: 7.83% 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.

Because of many things, Shingle Springs is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Shingle Springs really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Shingle Springs perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Shingle Springs has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Shingle Springs has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Shingle Springs than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Shingle Springs may be for you.

The overall education level of Shingle Springs is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.58% 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 $35,102, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,408 for a family of four. However, Shingle Springs contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Shingle Springs is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-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 20.80% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shingle Springs include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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