Beverly Hills, CA

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Living in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 34,687 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Beverly Hills is the 228th largest community in California. Beverly Hills has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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

Beverly Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Beverly Hills is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beverly Hills who work in management occupations (21.83%), sales jobs (18.20%), and healthcare (8.46%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Beverly Hills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.65% 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Beverly Hills is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Beverly Hills, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Beverly Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Beverly Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.31% 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 Beverly Hills in 2010 was $78,343, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $313,372 for a family of four. However, Beverly Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Beverly Hills is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Beverly Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beverly Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Beverly Hills include Russian, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Beverly Hills's cultural character, accounting for 38.81% of the city’s population.

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