Truckee, CA
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Truckee is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 16,299 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Truckee is the 339th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Truckee are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Unlike some towns, Truckee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Truckee are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Truckee is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Truckee who work in management occupations (12.94%), food service (10.96%), and office and administrative support (10.23%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.23% 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.

Another notable thing is that Truckee is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Because of many things, Truckee is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Truckee 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, Truckee has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Truckee’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Truckee are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.04% of adults in Truckee have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Truckee in 2010 was $40,414, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,656 for a family of four. However, Truckee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Truckee is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Truckee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Truckee residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Truckee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.96% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Truckee include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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