Rowland Heights is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 50,432 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Rowland Heights is the 174th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Rowland Heights are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Rowland Heights is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rowland Heights is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rowland Heights who work in sales jobs (15.70%), office and administrative support (13.02%), and management occupations (11.62%).
Also of interest is that Rowland Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Rowland Heights is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rowland Heights, the average commute to work is 32.96 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The population of Rowland Heights is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.69% of adults in Rowland Heights have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rowland Heights in 2018 was $29,990, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,960 for a family of four. However, Rowland Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rowland Heights is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rowland Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rowland Heights residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Rowland Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.37% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rowland Heights include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Iranian.
Rowland Heights also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 54.08%.
The most common language spoken in Rowland Heights is Chinese. Other important languages spoken here include English and Spanish.