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 9,115 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 93.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tiburon is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tiburon who work in management occupations (23.71%), sales jobs (16.79%), and business and financial occupations (15.09%).

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.24% 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.

In addition, Tiburon is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

One of the nice things about Tiburon is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy 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 31.25 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.

Despite being a small town, Tiburon has a lot of people using a ferryboat to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on a ferryboat are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Tiburon is a pretty powerful place. 73.57% of the adults in Tiburon 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 Tiburon in 2010 was $113,424, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $453,696 for a family of four.

Tiburon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, German, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

In addition, Tiburon has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.93%).

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


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