The town of Emeryville, California is home to approximately 12,000 people. Young professionals can expect to feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the area, and 64% of residents are renting despite an average rent of $1,787 per month, significantly higher than the state average.
Emeryville has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 20% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 33% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Emeryville residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are scientific, healthcare, education, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 38% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in management, as 14% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of nearly $101,000, Emeryville workers take home more than the average California resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Averaging about 35 minutes, Emeryville's commute time is slower than the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing means of commuting to work, opted for by 36% of commuters, while public transportation is used by only 16% of the city. Walking (4%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.