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 9,165 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 94.83% 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 (23.07%), sales jobs (13.59%), and business and financial occupations (12.86%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.68% 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.

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Tiburon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Tiburon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 31.44 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.

Even though Tiburon is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a ferryboat for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Tiburon, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Tiburon is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 73.31% 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 Tiburon in 2010 was $113,630, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $454,520 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Tiburon's cultural character, accounting for 19.27% of the town’s population.

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


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