Trabuco Canyon, CA
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Trabuco Canyon is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 16,746 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Trabuco Canyon is the 342nd largest community in California.

Trabuco Canyon home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Trabuco Canyon real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Trabuco Canyon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Trabuco Canyon is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Trabuco Canyon who work in management occupations (24.26%), sales jobs (19.01%), and business and financial occupations (10.39%).

Also of interest is that Trabuco Canyon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Trabuco Canyon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.50% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Trabuco Canyon 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, Trabuco Canyon’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Trabuco Canyon is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Trabuco Canyon, the average commute to work is 32.97 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 Trabuco Canyon is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Trabuco Canyon is a pretty powerful place. 61.95% of the adults in Trabuco Canyon 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 Trabuco Canyon in 2010 was $69,179, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $276,716 for a family of four.

Trabuco Canyon is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Trabuco Canyon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Trabuco Canyon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Trabuco Canyon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.32% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Trabuco Canyon include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Trabuco Canyon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.