History of Arcadia
Founded by Elia Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin in 1903, the city of Arcadia was first developed with entertainment in mind. Reminiscent of Las Vegas today, Arcadia was best well known for having entertainment for 24 hours a day. This lawless reputation began to change as the poultry industry began to grow more prominent in the area. After World War 2, the city of Arcadia began to experience great growth in population.
Today remnants of Arcadia’s past status as an entertainment destination can still be seen thanks to the Santa Anita Racetracks. Arcadia today is a destination for shopping and leisure. With a growing international population, cultural offerings are plentiful than ever before.
According to the data from the Census Bureau, the average housing income for Arcadia lands at $90,666. There are a total of 9,188 total businesses with a total of 27,009 employees estimated in 2012. The total average housing unit value lands at $994,400.
|Household Income||Total Businesses||Employees||Average Housing Value|
According to the 2010-2015 ACS, the median age for Arcadia is at around 43.9 years. There is a majority Asian population with 61.2%. White alone 22.3%, and 11.7% Latino alone.
|Total Population||Percent with College Degree or Above|
|58,156 (estimated 2018)||52.4% (2013-2017)|