Arcadia, FL
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Arcadia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,851 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Arcadia is the 226th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Arcadia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Arcadia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Arcadia is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Arcadia who work in office and administrative support (14.89%), sales jobs (13.14%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (9.67%).

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Arcadia has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The population of Arcadia has a very low overall level of education: only 8.95% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Arcadia in 2010 was $14,791, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,164 for a family of four. Arcadia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.60% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Arcadia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arcadia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arcadia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Arcadia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 27.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arcadia include English, Irish, Other Arab, and European.

In addition, Arcadia has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.89%).

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