Soquel is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 9,980 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Soquel is the 422nd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Soquel 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.
Soquel is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Soquel is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Soquel who work in management occupations (16.28%), sales jobs (10.01%), and office and administrative support (9.92%).
Also of interest is that Soquel 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: 9.90% 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.
The citizens of Soquel are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.74% of adults in Soquel have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Soquel in 2018 was $48,978, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $195,912 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 20.63% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Soquel include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Soquel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.