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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monrovia who work in office and administrative support (13.34%), management occupations (13.10%), and sales jobs (10.75%).

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.

The population of Monrovia is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.37% of adults in Monrovia have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monrovia in 2010 was $34,668, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,672 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. The greatest number of Monrovia residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Monrovia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monrovia include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Monrovia's cultural character, accounting for 25.10% of the city’s population.

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