Agoura Hills, CA
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Agoura Hills is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 20,472 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Agoura Hills is the 308th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Agoura Hills 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.

Agoura Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Agoura Hills is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Agoura Hills who work in management occupations (15.09%), sales jobs (13.07%), and office and administrative support (11.37%).

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 13.09% 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.

Agoura Hills is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Agoura Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Agoura Hills is a pretty powerful place. 56.83% of the adults in Agoura Hills have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Agoura Hills in 2010 was $60,057, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,228 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 10.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Agoura Hills include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Russian.

Agoura Hills also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.86%.

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