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Thousand Oaks, CA
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Living in Thousand Oaks



Thousand Oaks is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 124,265 people and 31 associated neighborhoods, Thousand Oaks is the 47th largest community in California.

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

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

Of important note, Thousand Oaks is also a city of artists. Thousand Oaks has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Thousand Oaks’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.44% 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.

Thousand Oaks is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The citizens of Thousand Oaks are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.63% of adults in Thousand Oaks have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Thousand Oaks in 2018 was $61,458, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $245,832 for a family of four. However, Thousand Oaks contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Thousand Oaks is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Thousand Oaks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thousand Oaks residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Thousand Oaks also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Thousand Oaks include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

In addition, Thousand Oaks has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.28%).

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