Alhambra, CA
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Alhambra profile


Living in Alhambra


Alhambra is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 83,750 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Alhambra is the 90th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Alhambra are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Alhambra is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Alhambra is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alhambra who work in office and administrative support (15.25%), management occupations (9.89%), and sales jobs (9.63%).

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

One thing that you will notice about Alhambra is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Alhambra a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One downside of living in Alhambra is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Alhambra, the average commute to work is 32.23 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Alhambra is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Alhambra area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The population of Alhambra is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.45% of adults in Alhambra have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alhambra in 2018 was $31,691, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,764 for a family of four. However, Alhambra contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Alhambra is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alhambra home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alhambra residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Alhambra also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alhambra include German, Irish, Italian, English, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Alhambra's cultural character, accounting for 49.23% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Alhambra is Chinese. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.