Monrovia, CA
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Monrovia is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 37,463 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monrovia who work in office and administrative support (13.40%), management occupations (12.96%), and sales jobs (10.70%).

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.

One downside of living in Monrovia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.59 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Monrovia citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.56% of adults in Monrovia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monrovia in 2010 was $34,349, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,396 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 38.46% 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 English, Irish, Italian, and European.

Monrovia also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.26%.

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