Arcadia is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 55,345 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.38% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
One thing noticeable about Arcadia, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Arcadia is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Arcadia a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good 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 31.84 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
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 56.93% 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 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.
In addition, Arcadia has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (47.44%).
The most common language spoken in Arcadia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.