Solvang is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 5,506 people and just one neighborhood, Solvang is the 502nd largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Solvang home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Solvang real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Solvang is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Solvang is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Solvang who work in sales jobs (15.14%), teaching (10.92%) and maintenance occupations (9.83%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.00% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Being a small city, Solvang does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.