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 8,501 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 95.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Los Altos Hills is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Los Altos Hills who work in management occupations (27.45%), healthcare (11.60%), and sales jobs (9.82%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.71% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Los Altos Hills is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Los Altos Hills a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Los Altos Hills has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Los Altos Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 83.72% 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 2010 was $123,670, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $494,680 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, Irish, Italian, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Los Altos Hills's cultural character, accounting for 31.73% of the town’s population.

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

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