Sunnyvale, CA
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Sunnyvale is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 152,771 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Sunnyvale is the 39th largest community in California.

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

Sunnyvale is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sunnyvale is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sunnyvale who work in computer science and math (22.77%), management occupations (13.15%), and architecture and engineering (8.08%).

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

For the size of the city, public transportation in Sunnyvale is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Sunnyvale, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Sunnyvale is a pretty powerful place. 61.60% of the adults in Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale in 2010 was $53,133, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $212,532 for a family of four. However, Sunnyvale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sunnyvale is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sunnyvale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sunnyvale residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Sunnyvale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sunnyvale include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

In addition, Sunnyvale has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (46.40%).

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