Los Altos Hills, CA
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Los Altos Hills is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 8,423 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Los Altos Hills is the 441st largest community in California.

Los Altos Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Los Altos Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Los Altos Hills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Los Altos Hills is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Los Altos Hills who work in management occupations (32.49%), business and financial occupations (11.99%), and healthcare (8.45%).

Also of interest is that Los Altos 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 Los Altos Hills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.55% 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.

In addition, Los Altos Hills is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Los Altos Hills is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Los Altos Hills really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Los Altos Hills perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Los Altos Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Los Altos Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 85.33% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Los Altos Hills in 2018 was $153,175, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $612,700 for a family of four.

Los Altos Hills is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Los Altos Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Los Altos Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Los Altos Hills include English, German, Italian, Irish, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Los Altos Hills's cultural character, accounting for 32.87% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Los Altos Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.


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