Arcadia, CA
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Living in Arcadia


Arcadia is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 58,610 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Arcadia is the 152nd largest community in California.

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

Arcadia is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Arcadia is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arcadia who work in management occupations (16.72%), office and administrative support (14.36%), and sales jobs (13.74%).

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

Another interesting thing about Arcadia, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One downside of living in Arcadia is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Arcadia, the average commute to work is 31.65 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Arcadia. 52.37% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Arcadia in 2010 was $42,009, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,036 for a family of four. However, Arcadia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Arcadia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arcadia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arcadia residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Arcadia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.71% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arcadia include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Armenian.

In addition, Arcadia has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (48.98%).

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