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Topanga, CA
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Living in Topanga

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.

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.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Topanga has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 19.55% 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.

Because of many things, Topanga 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, Topanga really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Topanga 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 downside of living in Topanga, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.19 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Topanga does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Topanga, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Topanga is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.26% 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 Topanga in 2018 was $74,573, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $298,292 for a family of four.

Topanga is an extremely 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 13.28% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Topanga include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Topanga's cultural character, accounting for 21.57% of the town’s population.

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

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