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 11,622 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 88.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Signal Hill is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Signal Hill who work in office and administrative support (12.07%), management occupations (11.66%), and sales jobs (11.21%).

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.

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

For a small city, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Signal Hill. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Signal Hill.

One downside of living in Signal Hill, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.86 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Signal Hill citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.92% of adults in Signal Hill have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Signal Hill in 2010 was $36,319, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,276 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 28.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Signal Hill include Irish, English, German, Polish, and Italian.

In addition, Signal Hill has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.36%).

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