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Woodacre - San Geronimo, CA

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Overview


Woodacre - San Geronimo is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,780 people and just one neighborhood, Woodacre - San Geronimo is the 561st largest community in California. Woodacre - San Geronimo has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Housing costs in Woodacre - San Geronimo 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.

Occupations and Workforce

Woodacre - San Geronimo is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodacre - San Geronimo is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodacre - San Geronimo who work in art, media, and design (12.27%), healthcare (10.11%), and management occupations (10.07%).

Of important note, Woodacre - San Geronimo is also a town of artists. Woodacre - San Geronimo has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Woodacre - San Geronimo’s character.

Also of interest is that Woodacre - San Geronimo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Woodacre - San Geronimo 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.

A relatively large number of people in Woodacre - San Geronimo telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 25.13% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Woodacre - San Geronimo 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, Woodacre - San Geronimo’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Woodacre - San Geronimo, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.85 minutes every day commuting to work.

Demographics

If knowledge is power, Woodacre - San Geronimo is a pretty powerful place. 62.31% of the adults in Woodacre - San Geronimo 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 Woodacre - San Geronimo in 2018 was $78,799, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $315,196 for a family of four. However, Woodacre - San Geronimo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Woodacre - San Geronimo is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Woodacre - San Geronimo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodacre - San Geronimo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Woodacre - San Geronimo include German, English, European, Russian, and Irish.

The most common language spoken in Woodacre - San Geronimo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

People

If you are planning to retire in California, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in California, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.2% of neighborhoods in CA. If a California retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and college students.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Russian and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 1.3% have Iranian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Woodacre - San Geronimo are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 90.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 34.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 64.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 16.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (10.1%), and 9.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.7%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Woodacre - San Geronimo, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report Russian roots (8.3%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.8%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.3%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (66.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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