Morgan Hill, CA
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Morgan Hill is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 44,155 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Morgan Hill is the 211th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Morgan Hill are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Morgan Hill is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Morgan Hill is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Morgan Hill who work in management occupations (14.64%), sales jobs (13.91%), and office and administrative support (12.25%).

Also of interest is that Morgan Hill has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Morgan Hill, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.28 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Morgan Hill is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Morgan Hill area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Morgan Hill ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Morgan Hill, 40.13% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Morgan Hill in 2010 was $44,484, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,936 for a family of four. However, Morgan Hill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Morgan Hill is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Morgan Hill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Morgan Hill residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Morgan Hill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.99% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Morgan Hill include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Morgan Hill's cultural character, accounting for 18.08% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Morgan Hill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.