Tiburon, CA
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Tiburon is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 9,214 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Tiburon is the 424th largest community in California.

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

Tiburon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tiburon is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tiburon who work in management occupations (18.10%), sales jobs (12.87%), and business and financial occupations (12.55%).

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

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

A relatively large number of people in Tiburon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.70% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, Tiburon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Tiburon a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Tiburon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Tiburon’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Tiburon 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.

One downside of living in Tiburon is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Tiburon, the average commute to work is 31.33 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

In Tiburon, a lot of people use a ferryboat to get to work every day though Tiburon is a relatively small town. Those that ride a ferryboat are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Tiburon. 72.54% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Tiburon in 2010 was $99,710, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $398,840 for a family of four.

The people who call Tiburon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tiburon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Tiburon include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

Tiburon also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.57%.

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

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