Agoura Hills, CA
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Agoura Hills is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 20,915 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Agoura Hills is the 308th largest community in California.

Agoura Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Agoura Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Agoura Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Agoura Hills is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Agoura Hills who work in management occupations (15.96%), office and administrative support (13.16%), and sales jobs (12.89%).

Of important note, Agoura Hills is also a city of artists. Agoura Hills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Agoura Hills’s character.

Also of interest is that Agoura Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Agoura Hills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.11% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Agoura Hills is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Agoura Hills really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Agoura Hills perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Agoura Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Agoura Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.27% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Agoura Hills in 2010 was $50,282, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $201,128 for a family of four.

Agoura Hills is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Agoura Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Agoura Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Agoura Hills also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Agoura Hills include German, Russian, English, and Italian.

In addition, Agoura Hills has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.33%).

The most common language spoken in Agoura Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.