Sierra Madre, CA

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Living in Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 10,917 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 92.43% 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 (17.68%), teaching (12.90%), and sales jobs (11.08%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Sierra Madre telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.41% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In Sierra Madre, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.84 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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. 62.42% 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 $59,521, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,084 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 16.10% 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 Spanish and Chinese.

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