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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Arcadia who work in office and administrative support (16.97%), sales jobs (11.70%), and management occupations (7.50%).

Arcadia, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

In Arcadia, just 7.45% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Arcadia in 2010 was $17,151, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,604 for a family of four. However, Arcadia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Arcadia also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.45% 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 26.65% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arcadia include German, Irish, French , and Italian.

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