Arcadia, CA
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Arcadia is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 58,408 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 93.25% 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 office and administrative support (15.11%), management occupations (14.53%), and sales jobs (13.95%).

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 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.

If knowledge is power, Arcadia is a pretty powerful place. 51.80% of the adults in Arcadia have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Arcadia in 2010 was $38,720, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,880 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 12.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arcadia include English, Irish, Italian, and Iranian.

In addition, Arcadia has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (48.77%).

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