Artesia is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 16,961 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Artesia is the 335th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Artesia 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.
Unlike some cities, Artesia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Artesia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Artesia is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Artesia who work in office and administrative support (16.25%), sales jobs (15.03%), and food service (8.81%).
In terms of college education, Artesia is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.10% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Artesia in 2010 was $21,688, which is lower middle income relative to California, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,752 for a family of four. However, Artesia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Artesia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Artesia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Artesia residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Artesia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Artesia include Dutch, Irish, German, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Artesia's cultural character, accounting for 49.17% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Artesia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.