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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (16.49%), management occupations (11.36%), and sales jobs (9.43%).

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%): 35.55% of adults in Signal Hill have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Signal Hill in 2010 was $29,415, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,660 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Signal Hill, accounting for 33.11% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Signal Hill residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Signal Hill include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Signal Hill's cultural character, accounting for 28.33% of the city’s population.

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