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, Soquel isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Soquel are a mix 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 (13.14%), management occupations (11.35%), and office and administrative support (9.81%).

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.

The education level of Soquel ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Soquel, 41.38% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Soquel in 2010 was $36,612, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,448 for a family of four. However, Soquel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Soquel is a somewhat 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 21.15% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Soquel include Italian, Irish, English, and European.

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