Sunnyvale, CA
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Sunnyvale profile

Living in Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 152,258 people and 33 constituent neighborhoods, Sunnyvale is the 36th 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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 19.64% 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.

Another interesting thing about Sunnyvale, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Sunnyvale use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Sunnyvale‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sunnyvale, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sunnyvale is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.79% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sunnyvale in 2018 was $79,494, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $317,976 for a family of four.

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 16.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sunnyvale include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Sunnyvale also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 49.34%.

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