Seal Beach, CA

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Living in Seal Beach

Seal Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 23,896 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Seal Beach is the 280th largest community in California.

Seal Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Seal Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Seal Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Seal Beach is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Seal Beach who work in management occupations (14.83%), sales jobs (12.33%), and office and administrative support (11.98%).

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

Seal Beach 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Seal Beach, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.88 minutes every day commuting to work.

Seal Beach is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.97% of adults in Seal Beach have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Seal Beach in 2018 was $57,798, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $231,192 for a family of four.

Seal Beach is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Seal Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Seal Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Seal Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Seal Beach include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

Seal Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.55%.

The most common language spoken in Seal Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.