Arroyo Grande, CA
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Arroyo Grande is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 18,441 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Arroyo Grande is the 333rd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Arroyo Grande are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Arroyo Grande is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Arroyo Grande is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Arroyo Grande who work in office and administrative support (15.94%), management occupations (13.36%), and food service (9.19%).

Also of interest is that Arroyo Grande has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.28% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

The citizens of Arroyo Grande are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.10% of adults in Arroyo Grande have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Arroyo Grande in 2018 was $39,726, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $158,904 for a family of four.

Arroyo Grande is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arroyo Grande home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arroyo Grande residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Arroyo Grande also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.76% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arroyo Grande include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Arroyo Grande is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.


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