The town of Altadena, California is home to slightly less than 45,000 people. The city's population, at an average age of just under 42, is slightly older compared to other cities in the state, which has an average age of 37. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 28% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,558 a month, exceeding the state average, relatively high rent costs may play a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Averaging about 34 minutes, the commute time for Altadena residents is longer than the California average of about 32 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, selected by 42% of residents, while public transportation isn't used widely. Relatively few workers commute on foot.
Compared to the national average (7%), Altadena has a high number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 13% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 17% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Altadena, the most common five of which are healthcare, education, scientific, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 31% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Altadena workers earn an average annual income of almost $104,000, around $18,000 more than the state average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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