Arcadia, FL
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Arcadia is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 8,314 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Arcadia is the 226th largest community in Florida.

When you are in Arcadia, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.77% of Arcadia’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Arcadia is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Arcadia who work in farm management occupations (10.10%), food service (8.67%), and sales jobs (7.87%).

For a small city, Arcadia has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Arcadia exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

In Arcadia, just 10.95% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Arcadia in 2018 was $17,360, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,440 for a family of four. Arcadia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.80% 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 27.42% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arcadia include English, German, Italian, Irish, and Scottish.

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


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