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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hacienda Heights, the average commute to work is 35.48 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Hacienda Heights is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Hacienda Heights area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Hacienda Heights are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 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.