El Dorado Hills, CA
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El Dorado Hills is a medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 42,598 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, El Dorado Hills is the 197th largest community in California.

Housing costs in El Dorado 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.

El Dorado Hills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, El Dorado Hills is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in El Dorado Hills who work in management occupations (17.50%), sales jobs (15.00%), and office and administrative support (10.22%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.16% 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.

Because of many things, El Dorado 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, El Dorado Hills really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is El Dorado 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.

One downside of living in El Dorado Hills is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In El Dorado Hills, the average commute to work is 30.25 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to El Dorado Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. El Dorado Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.70% 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 El Dorado Hills in 2010 was $46,853, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,412 for a family of four.

El Dorado Hills is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call El Dorado Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of El Dorado Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in El Dorado Hills include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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