Tiburon, CA
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Living in Tiburon


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 9,084 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.24% 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.

Tiburon is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Tiburon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.25 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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 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 73.57% 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 2018 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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