Alamo is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 15,611 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Alamo is the 353rd largest community in California.
Alamo home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Alamo real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Alamo is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alamo is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alamo who work in management occupations (26.22%), sales jobs (17.74%), and business and financial occupations (15.26%).
Of important note, Alamo is also a town of artists. Alamo has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Alamo’s character.
Also of interest is that Alamo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.73% 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.
In addition, Alamo is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Alamo is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Alamo 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 town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Alamo has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Alamo’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Alamo, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.84 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small town, Alamo has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Alamo is a pretty powerful place. 74.17% of the adults in Alamo 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 Alamo in 2018 was $104,767, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $419,068 for a family of four.
Alamo is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Alamo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alamo residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Alamo include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
Alamo also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.47%.
The most common language spoken in Alamo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.