Yorba Linda, CA
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Yorba Linda is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 67,973 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Yorba Linda is the 127th largest community in California.

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

Yorba Linda is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Yorba Linda is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yorba Linda who work in management occupations (17.24%), sales jobs (14.12%), and office and administrative support (11.47%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.38% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Yorba Linda is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Yorba Linda really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Yorba Linda perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Yorba Linda, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.43 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Yorba Linda, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Yorba Linda is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.35% 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 Yorba Linda in 2010 was $47,945, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,780 for a family of four.

Yorba Linda is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Yorba Linda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yorba Linda residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Yorba Linda also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yorba Linda include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Yorba Linda's cultural character, accounting for 18.72% of the city’s population.

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