San Clemente is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 64,558 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, San Clemente is the 130th largest community in California.
San Clemente home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but San Clemente real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
San Clemente is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, San Clemente is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in San Clemente who work in management occupations (16.77%), sales jobs (15.16%), and office and administrative support (9.21%).
Of important note, San Clemente is also a city of artists. San Clemente has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape San Clemente’s character.
Also of interest is that San Clemente 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: 13.65% 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.
San Clemente 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in San Clemente. 50.90% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in San Clemente in 2018 was $58,671, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,684 for a family of four.
San Clemente is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Clemente home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Clemente residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. San Clemente also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Clemente include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in San Clemente is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.