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 11,421 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 87.35% 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 (14.12%), sales jobs (10.70%), and office and administrative support (9.13%).

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 32.78 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Signal Hill ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Signal Hill, 46.46% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Signal Hill in 2018 was $40,286, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $161,144 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 31.89% 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, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

Signal Hill also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 27.35%.

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