Signal Hill, CA
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Living in Signal Hill


Signal Hill is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 11,555 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 88.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Signal Hill is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Signal Hill who work in management occupations (12.86%), office and administrative support (11.27%), and sales jobs (9.90%).

One downside of living in Signal Hill is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Signal Hill, the average commute to work is 32.58 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Signal Hill is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.54% of adults in Signal Hill have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Signal Hill in 2010 was $37,553, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,212 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 33.35% 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 English, Irish, German, Scottish, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Signal Hill's cultural character, accounting for 25.11% of the city’s population.

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