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.
Artesia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.93%), sales jobs (15.10%), and management occupations (8.20%).
The overall education level of Artesia is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.52% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Artesia in 2010 was $21,999, 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 $87,996 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 Asian, followed by White. Artesia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Artesia include Irish, Dutch, German, and English.
In addition, Artesia has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (50.45%).
The most common language spoken in Artesia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.