Soquel, CA
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Soquel is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 9,941 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Soquel is the 419th largest community in California.

Soquel home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Soquel real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Soquel is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Soquel is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Soquel who work in sales jobs (13.24%), management occupations (11.91%), and office and administrative support (9.61%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Soquel telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.53% 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 Soquel are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.70% of adults in Soquel have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Soquel in 2010 was $35,275, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,100 for a family of four. However, Soquel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Soquel is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Soquel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Soquel residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Soquel also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.83% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Soquel include Italian, English, Irish, and European.

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