Rowland Heights, CA
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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.

Rowland Heights is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rowland Heights is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rowland Heights who work in office and administrative support (17.09%), sales jobs (15.70%), and management occupations (10.82%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rowland Heights, the average commute to work is 32.36 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

The education level of Rowland Heights citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.33% of adults in Rowland Heights have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rowland Heights in 2010 was $25,845, 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 $103,380 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 29.99% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rowland Heights include English, German, Italian, and Armenian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Rowland Heights's cultural character, accounting for 56.25% of the town’s population.

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