Sierra Madre, CA
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Sierra Madre is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 11,163 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 92.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sierra Madre is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sierra Madre who work in sales jobs (14.99%), management occupations (12.78%), and teaching (12.63%).

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 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 30.72 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Sierra Madre. 61.50% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sierra Madre in 2010 was $48,923, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,692 for a family of four.

Sierra Madre is a very 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 14.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sierra Madre include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

In addition, Sierra Madre has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.55%).

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

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