Sierra Madre is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 10,793 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sierra Madre is the 401st largest community in California.
Sierra Madre home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Sierra Madre real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Sierra Madre is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sierra Madre is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sierra Madre who work in management occupations (17.26%), teaching (11.83%), and sales jobs (11.01%).
Of important note, Sierra Madre is also a city of artists. Sierra Madre has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sierra Madre’s character.
Also of interest is that Sierra Madre has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.59% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Sierra Madre is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
One downside of living in Sierra Madre is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sierra Madre, the average commute to work is 31.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Sierra Madre is a pretty powerful place. 60.77% of the adults in Sierra Madre have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Sierra Madre in 2018 was $60,830, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,320 for a family of four.
Sierra Madre is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sierra Madre home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sierra Madre residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sierra Madre also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sierra Madre include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Sierra Madre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.