Hacienda Heights is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of California. With a population of 55,625 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Hacienda Heights is the 158th largest community in California.
Housing costs in Hacienda Heights 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hacienda Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hacienda Heights is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hacienda Heights who work in office and administrative support (14.30%), sales jobs (14.25%), and management occupations (11.55%).
Also of interest is that Hacienda Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Hacienda Heights, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.06 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Hacienda Heights citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.17% of adults in Hacienda Heights have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hacienda Heights in 2010 was $31,788, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,152 for a family of four. However, Hacienda Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hacienda Heights is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hacienda Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hacienda Heights, accounting for 46.01% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hacienda Heights residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hacienda Heights include German, Italian, Irish, English, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hacienda Heights's cultural character, accounting for 40.86% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hacienda Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.