Rolling Hills Estates is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 8,141 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rolling Hills Estates is the 440th largest community in California.
Rolling Hills Estates home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Rolling Hills Estates real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Rolling Hills Estates is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rolling Hills Estates is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rolling Hills Estates who work in management occupations (29.25%), sales jobs (14.55%), and business and financial occupations (8.28%).
Also of interest is that Rolling Hills Estates has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Rolling Hills Estates 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, Rolling Hills Estates really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rolling Hills Estates 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.
One downside of living in Rolling Hills Estates, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.93 minutes every day commuting to work.
If knowledge is power, Rolling Hills Estates is a pretty powerful place. 67.76% of the adults in Rolling Hills Estates 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 Rolling Hills Estates in 2010 was $74,080, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $296,320 for a family of four.
Rolling Hills Estates is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rolling Hills Estates home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rolling Hills Estates residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rolling Hills Estates include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.
Rolling Hills Estates also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.28%.
The most common language spoken in Rolling Hills Estates is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.