Rowland Heights is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 48,231 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Rowland Heights is the 192nd 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, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rowland Heights who work in sales jobs (14.37%), management occupations (13.77%), and office and administrative support (13.73%).
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.
In Rowland Heights, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.41 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Rowland Heights 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: 39.96% of adults in Rowland Heights have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rowland Heights in 2018 was $31,756, 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 $127,024 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 24.84% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rowland Heights include German, English, Irish, Iranian, and Italian.
Rowland Heights also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 55.02%.
The most common language spoken in Rowland Heights is Chinese. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.