Larkspur is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 12,254 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Larkspur is the 389th largest community in California.
Larkspur home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Larkspur real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Larkspur is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Larkspur is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Larkspur who work in management occupations (21.08%), business and financial occupations (11.35%), and sales jobs (7.28%).
Of important note, Larkspur is also a city of artists. Larkspur has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Larkspur’s character.
Also of interest is that Larkspur 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: 13.35% 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.
Larkspur is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Larkspur is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Larkspur, the average commute to work is 31.02 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Larkspur, a lot of people use a ferryboat to get to work every day though Larkspur is a relatively small city. Those that ride a ferryboat are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Larkspur is a pretty powerful place. 73.38% of the adults in Larkspur 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 Larkspur in 2018 was $82,719, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $330,876 for a family of four. However, Larkspur contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Larkspur is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Larkspur home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Larkspur residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Larkspur also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Larkspur include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Larkspur's cultural character, accounting for 17.32% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Larkspur is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.