Laguna Hills, CA
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Laguna Hills is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 31,318 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Laguna Hills is the 242nd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Laguna 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.

Laguna Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Laguna Hills is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laguna Hills who work in sales jobs (15.75%), management occupations (13.77%), and office and administrative support (11.07%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

The education level of Laguna Hills ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Laguna Hills, 49.12% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Laguna Hills in 2010 was $46,041, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,164 for a family of four. However, Laguna Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Laguna Hills is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Laguna Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laguna Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Laguna Hills also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.87% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Laguna Hills include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Iranian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Laguna Hills's cultural character, accounting for 26.23% of the city’s population.

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