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.

Upland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 noticeable about Upland, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Upland is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Upland a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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.

The overall education level of Upland citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.35% of adults in Upland have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

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.