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 68,229 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 89.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Yorba Linda is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yorba Linda who work in management occupations (18.44%), sales jobs (13.50%), and office and administrative support (11.73%).

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: 8.20% 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Yorba Linda 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Yorba Linda has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Yorba Linda’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Yorba Linda, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.38 minutes every day commuting to work.

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 53.24% 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 $50,988, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,952 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 16.23% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yorba Linda include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Yorba Linda's cultural character, accounting for 19.09% of the city’s population.

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