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 92.98% 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 (14.98%), management occupations (14.78%), and sales jobs (13.91%).

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.

In Arcadia, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.91 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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 52.35% 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 $38,582, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,328 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 12.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arcadia include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

Arcadia also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 48.68%.

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