Los Altos Hills is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 8,419 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 95.98% 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 (27.47%), healthcare (11.49%) and business and financial occupations (10.31%).
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: 11.88% 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 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.
Los Altos Hills is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Los Altos Hills’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Los Altos Hills. 82.82% 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 $123,127, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $492,508 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, Irish, Italian, Russian and Polish.
In addition, Los Altos Hills has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (33.87%).
The languages spoken by people in Los Altos Hills are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Los Altos Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Persian, Korean and Hindi.
|LOS ALTOS HILLS INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,976|
|LOS ALTOS HILLS HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||88.33%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||11.68%|
|TYPE OF LOS ALTOS HILLS HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||96.95%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.05%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.00%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||0.00%|
|SIZE OF LOS ALTOS HILLS HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||36.67%|
|AGE OF LOS ALTOS HILLS HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.56%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||38.72%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||46.79%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||3.93%|
|LOS ALTOS HILLS REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$3,034,603|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$4,242|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $74,000||2.64%|
|$74,001 - $148,000||0.00%|
|$148,001 - $295,000||0.83%|
|$295,001 - $443,000||0.57%|
|$443,001 - $591,000||0.00%|
|$591,001 - $738,000||0.00%|
|$738,001 - $1,108,000||1.24%|
|$1,108,001 - $1,477,000||0.83%|
|PEOPLE OF LOS ALTOS HILLS||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.14%|
|5 TO 17||19.86%|
|18 TO 24||3.15%|
|25 TO 34||5.29%|
|35 TO 54||27.03%|
|55 TO 64||17.78%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||23.75%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.13%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$224,271|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$123,127|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.80%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Manufacturing (22.08%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (20.96%)
Information Technology (4.30%)
Real estate (3.24%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.01%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.35%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.92%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.87%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||English (12.06%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (65.46%)
Other Asian languages (1.58%)
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