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0.08% growth
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5.41% growth

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The economy of Santa Monica, CA employs 52,623 people. The economy of Santa Monica, CA is specialized in Information; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 5.45; 2.71; and 2.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Santa Monica, CA are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (10,173), Information (6,462), and Educational Services (5,702), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($131,212), Utilities ($128,469), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($76,866).

Median household income in Santa Monica, CA is $82,123. Males in Santa Monica, CA have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $89,363. The income inequality of Santa Monica, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Santa Monica, CA. In Los Angeles County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 72 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,222. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Santa Monica, CA is from the county of Los Angeles County, CA.

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Santa Monica, CA is home to a population of 92,247 people, from which 90.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Santa Monica, CA is composed of 60,297 White residents (65.4%), 14,877 Hispanic residents (16.1%), 9,177 Asian residents (9.9%), 3,966 Two+ residents (4.3%), and 3,634 Black residents (3.94%). The most common foreign languages in Santa Monica, CA are Spanish (10,079 speakers), Chinese (1,775 speakers), and Persian (1,722 speakers), but compared to other places, Santa Monica, CA has a relative high number of Scandinavian (498 speakers), Persian (1,722 speakers), and Japanese (1,059 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Santa Monica, CA awarded 4,384 degrees. The student population of Santa Monica, CA is skewed towards females, with 1,793 male students and 2,591 female students. Most students in Santa Monica, CA are Hispanic or Latino (1,329 and 30.3%), followed by White (1,220 and 27.8%), Asian (524 and 12%), and Unknown (250 and 5.7%). The largest universities in Santa Monica, CA by number of graduates are Santa Monica College (3,736 and 85.2%), The Art Institute of California-Argosy University Los Angeles (392 and 8.94%), and Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Santa Monica (171 and 3.9%). The most popular majors in Santa Monica, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (804 and 18.3%), Biological & Physical Sciences (330 and 7.53%), and Humanistic Studies (302 and 6.89%). The median tuition costs in Santa Monica, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $1,104 and $8,040 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Monica, CA is $1.09M, which is 5.3 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $1.03M to $1.09M, a 5.41% increase. The homeownership rate of Santa Monica, CA is 27.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Santa Monica, CA have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Santa Monica, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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