Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA
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Sunnyside-Tahoe City is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,644 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sunnyside-Tahoe City is the 664th largest community in California.

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

Unlike some towns, Sunnyside-Tahoe City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sunnyside-Tahoe City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sunnyside-Tahoe City is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sunnyside-Tahoe City who work in food service (22.58%), sales jobs (9.69%), and office and administrative support (8.37%).

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

Also of interest is that Sunnyside-Tahoe City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.51% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Another notable thing is that Sunnyside-Tahoe City is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter 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!) Sunnyside-Tahoe City 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. Sunnyside-Tahoe City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sunnyside-Tahoe City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sunnyside-Tahoe City may be for you.

If knowledge is power, Sunnyside-Tahoe City is a pretty powerful place. 52.31% of the adults in Sunnyside-Tahoe City have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Sunnyside-Tahoe City in 2010 was $30,460, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,840 for a family of four. However, Sunnyside-Tahoe City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sunnyside-Tahoe City is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Sunnyside-Tahoe City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sunnyside-Tahoe City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sunnyside-Tahoe City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.52% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sunnyside-Tahoe City include German, European, English, and French .

Sunnyside-Tahoe City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.59%.

The most common language spoken in Sunnyside-Tahoe City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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