Hacienda Heights, CA
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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.

Hacienda Heights is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.21%), sales jobs (12.81%), and management occupations (12.65%).

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.

One downside of living in Hacienda Heights, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.48 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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

The population of Hacienda Heights is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.11% of adults in Hacienda Heights have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hacienda Heights in 2010 was $29,859, 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 $119,436 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 44.99% 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 English, Irish, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hacienda Heights's cultural character, accounting for 41.54% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Hacienda Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.