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 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.64% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

Despite being a small town, Los Altos Hills has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

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 84.59% 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 $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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Los Altos Hills's cultural character, accounting for 32.26% 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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