Azusa is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 49,690 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Azusa is the 184th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Azusa 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.
Azusa is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Azusa is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Azusa who work in office and administrative support (15.25%), maintenance occupations (9.31%), and sales jobs (8.60%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Azusa, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Azusa provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Azusa is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Azusa area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, Azusa is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.96% of adults 25 and older in Azusa have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Azusa in 2010 was $18,159, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,636 for a family of four. However, Azusa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Azusa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Azusa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Azusa, accounting for 65.25% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Azusa residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Azusa include Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
Azusa also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.83%.
The most common language spoken in Azusa is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.