Topanga is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 8,560 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Topanga is the 433rd largest community in California.
Topanga home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Topanga real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Topanga is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Topanga is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Topanga who work in management occupations (18.93%), art, media, and design (10.61%), and teaching (9.40%).
Of important note, Topanga is also a town of artists. Topanga has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Topanga’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.66% 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.
Because of many things, Topanga is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Topanga 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, Topanga has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Topanga’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Topanga is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Topanga, the average commute to work is 36.56 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Topanga is a pretty powerful place. 62.78% of the adults in Topanga 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 Topanga in 2018 was $65,871, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $263,484 for a family of four.
Topanga is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Topanga home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Topanga residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Topanga also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.60% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Topanga include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.
Topanga also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.52%.
The most common language spoken in Topanga is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.