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Walnut Creek, CA
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Walnut Creek profile


Living in Walnut Creek



Walnut Creek is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 68,969 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Walnut Creek is the 129th largest community in California.

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

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

Of important note, Walnut Creek is also a city of artists. Walnut Creek has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Walnut Creek’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 21.62% 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.

One downside of living in Walnut Creek, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.35 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Walnut Creek is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Walnut Creek, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Walnut Creek, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Walnut Creek is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.96% 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 Walnut Creek in 2018 was $72,869, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $291,476 for a family of four.

Walnut Creek is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Walnut Creek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walnut Creek residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Walnut Creek also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Walnut Creek include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

In addition, Walnut Creek has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.09%).

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