Laguna Hills is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 31,509 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 88.47% 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 (15.08%), management occupations (14.08%), and office and administrative support (11.22%).
Of important note, Laguna Hills is also a city of artists. Laguna Hills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Laguna Hills’s character.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Laguna Hills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.58% 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Laguna Hills is somewhat unusual for a city 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 Laguna Hills area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Laguna Hills are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.75% of adults in Laguna Hills have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Laguna Hills in 2010 was $45,139, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,556 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 21.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Laguna Hills include Irish, English, Italian, and Iranian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Laguna Hills's cultural character, accounting for 26.91% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Laguna Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.