Glendora, CA
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Living in Glendora


Glendora is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 51,544 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Glendora is the 172nd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Glendora 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glendora is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glendora is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glendora who work in office and administrative support (14.00%), sales jobs (11.13%), and management occupations (10.15%).

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

One downside of living in Glendora, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.85 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Glendora 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 Glendora area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Glendora citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.43% of adults in Glendora have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Glendora in 2018 was $41,592, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,368 for a family of four. However, Glendora contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glendora is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Glendora home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glendora residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Glendora also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glendora include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Glendora's cultural character, accounting for 19.45% of the city’s population.

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