Signal Hill, CA
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Signal Hill is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 11,565 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Signal Hill is the 399th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Signal 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.

Signal Hill is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Signal Hill is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Signal Hill who work in office and administrative support (16.32%), sales jobs (10.58%), and management occupations (9.77%).

Of important note, Signal Hill is also a city of artists. Signal Hill has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Signal Hill’s character.

The education level of Signal Hill citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.89% of adults in Signal Hill have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Signal Hill in 2010 was $30,387, which is upper middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,548 for a family of four. However, Signal Hill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Signal Hill is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Signal Hill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Signal Hill residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Signal Hill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Signal Hill include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Signal Hill also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.09%.

The most common language spoken in Signal Hill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).