Alhambra, CA

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Population

85,168

0.356% growth

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$55,401

4.26% growth

Poverty Rate

15.1%


Number of Employees

41,337

0.376% growth

Median Property Value

$553,800

6.75% growth

About

In 2017, Alhambra, CA had a population of 85.2k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $55,401. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Alhambra, CA grew from 84,866 to 85,168, a 0.356% increase and its median household income grew from $53,138 to $55,401, a 4.26% increase.

The population of Alhambra, CA is 50.2% Asian Alone, 37.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.6% White Alone. 74.3% of the people in Alhambra, CA speak a non-English language, and 82.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alhambra, CA are Platt College-Los Angeles (424 degrees awarded in 2016), Alhambra Beauty College (62 degrees), and Alhambra Medical University (15 degrees).

The median property value in Alhambra, CA is $553,800, and the homeownership rate is 40.3%. Most people in Alhambra, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Alhambra, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Alhambra, CA employs 41.3k people. The largest industries in Alhambra, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,470 people), Retail Trade (4,196 people), and Educational Services (4,167 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,832), and Information ($55,000).

Median household income in Alhambra, CA is $55,401. Males in Alhambra, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Alhambra, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,401

2017 value

± $2,402

4.26%

1 Year Growth

± 6.35%

Households in Alhambra, CA have a median annual income of $55,401, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,138 in 2016, which represents a 4.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alhambra, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alhambra, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alhambra, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4808.03

  2. Census Tract 4818

  3. Census Tract 4819.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alhambra, CA was Census Tract 4808.03 with a value of $81,033, followed by Census Tract 4818 and Census Tract 4819.01, with respective values of $76,643 and $76,414.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alhambra, CA (12.7k out of 84.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Asian

    7,648 ± 576

  2. Hispanic

    4,049 ± 488

  3. Other

    2,456 ± 410

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alhambra, CA is Asian, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

41.3k

2017 Value

± 1,348

0.376%

1 Year growth

± 4.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alhambra, CA grew at a rate of 0.376%, from 41.2k employees to 41.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alhambra, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,953 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,151 people), and Management Occupations (3,508 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alhambra, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Alhambra, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,953 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,151 people), and Management Occupations (3,508 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alhambra, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.52 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Alhambra, CA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,929), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($78,167), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,889).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

41.3k

2017 Value

± 1,348

0.376%

1 Year growth

± 4.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Alhambra, CA grew at a rate of 0.376%, from 41.2k employees to 41.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alhambra, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,470 people), Retail Trade (4,196 people), and Educational Services (4,167 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alhambra, CA, though some of these residents may live in Alhambra, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Alhambra, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,470 people), Retail Trade (4,196 people), and Educational Services (4,167 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Alhambra, CA has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.42 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.27 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Alhambra, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($89,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,832), and Information ($55,000).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.9% of the population of Alhambra, CA has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 24.1% on Medicaid, 9.45% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 0.335% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Alhambra, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Alhambra, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1281 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.1%

Uninsured

38.3%

Employer Coverage

24.1%

Medicaid

9.45%

Medicare

17.7%

Non-Group

0.335%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alhambra, CA declined by 22.7% from 13.1% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alhambra, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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Diversity

Alhambra, CA is home to a population of 85.2k people, from which 82.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 49.6% of Alhambra, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Alhambra, CA is composed of 42.8k Asian Alone residents (50.2%), 32.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (37.6%), 7.32k White Alone residents (8.6%), 1.39k Black or African American Alone residents (1.63%), 1.1k Two or More Races residents (1.3%), 284 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.333%), 223 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.262%), and 33 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0387%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Alhambra, CA are Chinese (27,838 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (21,079 speakers), and Vietnamese (3,535 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Alhambra, CA was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Alhambra, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Alhambra, CA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

49.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

49.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 49.6% of Alhambra, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alhambra, CA was 49.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alhambra, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Alhambra, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

82.1%

2017 Citizenship

81.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.1% of Alhambra, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Alhambra, CA was 81.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Asian Alone

    42.8k ± 1.41k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    32.1k ± 2.14k

  3. White Alone

    7.32k ± 680

In 2017, there were 1.33 times more Asian Alone residents (42.8k people) in Alhambra, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.1k Hispanic or Latino and 7.32k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Alhambra, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    27,838 speakers (34.6%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    21,079 speakers (26.2%)

  3. Vietnamese

    3,535 speakers (4.39%)

74.3% of Alhambra, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Alhambra, CA was Chinese. 34.6% of the overall population of Alhambra, CA are native Chinese speakers. 26.2% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 4.39% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    607 ± 147

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    294 ± 110

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    187 ± 103

Alhambra, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Alhambra, CA awarded 501 degrees. The student population of Alhambra, CA is skewed towards women, with 218 male students and 602 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alhambra, CA are Hispanic or Latino (292 and 58.6%), followed by Asian (121 and 24.3%), White (57 and 11.4%), and Two or More Races (10 and 2.01%).

The largest universities in Alhambra, CA by number of degrees awarded are Platt College-Los Angeles (424 and 84.6%), Alhambra Beauty College (62 and 12.4%), and Alhambra Medical University (15 and 2.99%).

The most popular majors in Alhambra, CA are Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (102 and 20.4%), Medical Office Assistant (59 and 11.8%), and Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (57 and 11.4%).

The median tuition costs in Alhambra, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Alhambra, CA was Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician with 57 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Alhambra, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 424 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Alhambra, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Platt College-Los Angeles with 424 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

115

Degrees Awarded to Men

386

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 115 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alhambra, CA, which is 0.298 times less than the 386 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    292 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    121 degrees awarded

  3. White

    57 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Alhambra, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 292 degrees mean that there were 2.41 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 121 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alhambra, CA was $553,800 in 2017, which is 2.55 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $518,800 to $553,800, a 6.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Alhambra, CA is 40.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Alhambra, CA have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Alhambra, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,401

Median Household Income

± $2,402

29.2k

Number of Households

± 1,073

In 2017, the median household income of the 29.2k households in Alhambra, CA grew to $55,401 from the previous year's value of $53,138.

The following chart displays the households in Alhambra, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$553,800

2017 Median

± $10,229

$518,800

2016 Median

± $13,956

In 2017, the median property value in Alhambra, CA grew to to $553,800 from the previous year's value of $518,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Alhambra, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alhambra, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Alhambra, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alhambra, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

40.3%

2017 Homeownership

40.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.3% of the housing units in Alhambra, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Alhambra, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alhambra, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alhambra, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alhambra, CA have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Alhambra, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.96%

  3. Public Transit

    4.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Alhambra, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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