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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 56,681 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Arcadia is the 162nd 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 91.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Arcadia is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arcadia who work in management occupations (16.57%), office and administrative support (11.85%), and sales jobs (11.54%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Arcadia telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.38% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.84 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Arcadia. 56.93% 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 2018 was $45,826, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $183,304 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 13.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arcadia include Irish, German, Italian, English, and European.

Arcadia also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 47.44%.

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