Temecula, CA

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Living in Temecula

Temecula is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 114,742 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Temecula is the 66th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Temecula 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.

Temecula is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Temecula is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Temecula who work in sales jobs (12.87%), management occupations (12.27%), and office and administrative support (11.16%).

Also of interest is that Temecula 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: 7.35% 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.

One downside of living in Temecula, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.33 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Temecula citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.12% of adults in Temecula have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Temecula in 2010 was $32,603, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,412 for a family of four. However, Temecula contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Temecula is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Temecula home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Temecula residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Temecula also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Temecula include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Temecula's cultural character, accounting for 15.49% of the city’s population.

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