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 58,799 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.

One thing that you will notice about Arcadia is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Arcadia 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 Arcadia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.65 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Arcadia, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Arcadia is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.37% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Arcadia's cultural character, accounting for 48.98% of the city’s population.

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