Hermosa Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 19,860 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hermosa Beach is the 315th largest community in California.
Hermosa Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Hermosa Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Hermosa Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.68% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hermosa Beach is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hermosa Beach who work in management occupations (25.38%), sales jobs (15.09%), and business and financial occupations (9.85%).
Of important note, Hermosa Beach is also a city of artists. Hermosa Beach has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hermosa Beach’s character.
Also of interest is that Hermosa Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Hermosa Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.41% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Hermosa Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Hermosa Beach is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hermosa Beach, the average commute to work is 30.78 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hermosa Beach. 71.12% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hermosa Beach in 2010 was $74,730, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $298,920 for a family of four.
Hermosa Beach is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hermosa Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hermosa Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hermosa Beach include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hermosa Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.