Rowland Heights, CA

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Living in Rowland Heights

Rowland Heights is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 50,432 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Rowland Heights is the 174th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Rowland Heights 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 towns, Rowland Heights isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rowland Heights are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rowland Heights is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rowland Heights who work in sales jobs (15.69%), office and administrative support (15.65%), and management occupations (11.71%).

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

One downside of living in Rowland Heights, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.96 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Rowland Heights citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.81% of adults in Rowland Heights have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rowland Heights in 2010 was $27,692, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,768 for a family of four. However, Rowland Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rowland Heights is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rowland Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rowland Heights residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Rowland Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.48% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rowland Heights include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Iranian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Rowland Heights's cultural character, accounting for 55.50% of the town’s population.

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