Yosemite National Park is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,746 people and just one neighborhood, Yosemite National Park is the 637th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Yosemite National Park 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
Yosemite National Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Yosemite National Park is a town of service providers, transportation and shipping workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yosemite National Park who work in food service (26.39%), maintenance occupations (14.51%) and management occupations (8.96%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Yosemite National Park 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Yosemite National Park is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Yosemite National Park’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Yosemite National Park has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Yosemite National Park a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Yosemite National Park spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.76 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Despite being a small town, Yosemite National Park has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.