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 94.76% 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 (30.18%), healthcare (11.03%), and business and financial occupations (9.38%).
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 13.64% 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 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.
Even though Los Altos Hills is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Los Altos Hills. 84.59% 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 Los Altos Hills in 2010 was $140,161, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $560,644 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.
In addition, Los Altos Hills has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.26%).
The most common language spoken in Los Altos Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.