Upland, CA

Upland profile

Living in Upland

Upland is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 77,140 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Upland is the 109th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Upland 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 cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Upland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Upland is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Upland who work in office and administrative support (12.76%), sales jobs (11.25%), and management occupations (10.86%).

One thing that you will notice about Upland is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Upland a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One downside of living in Upland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.26 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, Upland is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.35% of adults in Upland have a college degree.

The per capita income in Upland in 2018 was $35,289, 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 $141,156 for a family of four. However, Upland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Upland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Upland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Upland, accounting for 43.14% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Upland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Upland include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Upland also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.15%.

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