Los Altos Hills is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 8,396 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.
A relatively large number of people in Los Altos Hills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.88% 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", 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 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.
If knowledge is power, Los Altos Hills is a pretty powerful place. 82.82% of the adults in Los Altos Hills have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.
Los Altos Hills also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 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||$3,906,961|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$3,197|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $77,000||2.64%|
|$77,001 - $155,000||0.00%|
|$155,001 - $310,000||0.83%|
|$310,001 - $464,000||0.57%|
|$464,001 - $619,000||0.00%|
|$619,001 - $774,000||0.00%|
|$774,001 - $1,161,000||1.24%|
|$1,161,001 - $1,548,000||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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