Beverly Hills is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 34,869 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Beverly Hills is the 228th largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Beverly Hills was built prior to World War II, 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 96.18% 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 (20.81%), sales jobs (15.51%), and art, media, and design (9.63%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.16% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
If knowledge is power, Beverly Hills is a pretty powerful place. 60.09% of the adults in Beverly 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 Beverly Hills in 2010 was $81,788, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $327,152 for a family of four. However, Beverly Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Beverly Hills is a somewhat 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 36.48% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Beverly Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Persian and Spanish.