Monrovia, CA
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Living in Monrovia


Monrovia is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,331 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Monrovia is the 216th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Monrovia 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.

Monrovia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Monrovia is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monrovia who work in management occupations (11.60%), office and administrative support (11.38%), and sales jobs (8.89%).

Of important note, Monrovia is also a city of artists. Monrovia has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Monrovia’s character.

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

In Monrovia, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.76 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Monrovia is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking taxis. For Monrovia, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Monrovia citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.41% of adults in Monrovia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monrovia in 2018 was $36,529, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,116 for a family of four. However, Monrovia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Monrovia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Monrovia 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 Monrovia, accounting for 41.13% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Monrovia residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Monrovia include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

Monrovia also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.23%.

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