Alhambra, CA
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Alhambra is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 85,551 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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (17.97%), sales jobs (10.89%), and management occupations (8.86%).

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 downside of living in Alhambra, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.86 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Alhambra citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.36% of adults in Alhambra have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Alhambra in 2010 was $24,971, 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 $99,884 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 35.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alhambra include Irish, Italian, English, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Alhambra's cultural character, accounting for 50.71% of the city’s population.

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