Anaheim, CA
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Living in Anaheim


Anaheim is a large city located in the state of California. With a population of 350,365 people and 59 constituent neighborhoods, Anaheim is the tenth largest community in California.

Housing costs in Anaheim 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Anaheim is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Anaheim is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Anaheim who work in office and administrative support (12.49%), sales jobs (10.30%), and management occupations (8.22%).

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

One thing noticeable about Anaheim, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Anaheim is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Anaheim a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Anaheim is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

Of the large cities in America, Anaheim is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 80.53% of people in Anaheim drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Anaheim, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

The percentage of people in Anaheim who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.50% of adults in Anaheim have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Anaheim in 2018 was $28,465, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,860 for a family of four. However, Anaheim contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Anaheim is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Anaheim home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Anaheim, accounting for 54.28% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Anaheim residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Anaheim include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Anaheim also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.50%.

The most common language spoken in Anaheim is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.