Tustin, CA
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Living in Tustin


Tustin is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 80,276 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Tustin is the 107th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Tustin 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.

Tustin is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tustin is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tustin who work in management occupations (12.65%), sales jobs (11.35%), and office and administrative support (11.16%).

Also of interest is that Tustin 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 Tustin telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.23% 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.

One thing that you will notice about Tustin is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Tustin a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Tustin is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.80% of adults in Tustin have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Tustin in 2018 was $40,482, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,928 for a family of four. However, Tustin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tustin is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tustin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Tustin, accounting for 39.07% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Tustin residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Tustin include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

Tustin also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.38%.

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