Rolling Hills, California

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Rolling Hills, California
City
City of Rolling Hills
Official seal of Rolling Hills, California
Seal
Location of Rolling Hills in Los Angeles County, California
Location of Rolling Hills in Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates: 33°45′34″N 118°20′30″W / 33.75944°N 118.34167°W / 33.75944; -118.34167Coordinates: 33°45′34″N 118°20′30″W / 33.75944°N 118.34167°W / 33.75944; -118.34167
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated (city) January 24, 1957[1]
Government
 • Mayor B. Allen Lay[2]
Area[3]
 • Total 2.991 sq mi (7.746 km2)
 • Land 2.991 sq mi (7.746 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 1,276 ft (389 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,860
 • Density 620/sq mi (240/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 90274
Area code(s) 310/424
FIPS code 06-62602
GNIS feature ID 1661325
Website rolling-hills.org

Rolling Hills is a city in the Palos Verdes Hills, in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,860, down from 1,871 at the 2000 census. According to the 2000 US Census, Rolling Hills is the 21st richest place in the United States (based upon per capita income), and #4 for places with a population of at least 1,000.

Rolling Hills consists of a single gated community. Residents work, shop, attend school, and obtain other services in the other towns on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Incorporated in 1957, the city maintains a ranch character, with no traffic lights, large spaces between houses (cf. population density below), and wide equestrian paths along streets. The city borders Rolling Hills Estates to the north and Rancho Palos Verdes on all other sides (including the empty Portuguese Bend landslide area to the south).

Geography[edit]

Rolling Hills is located at 33°45′34″N 118°20′30″W / 33.75944°N 118.34167°W / 33.75944; -118.34167 (33.759350, −118.341550).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,664
1970 2,050 23.2%
1980 2,049 0.0%
1990 1,871 −8.7%
2000 1,871 0.0%
2010 1,860 −0.6%
source:[5]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[6] reported that Rolling Hills had a population of 1,860. The population density was 622.0 people per square mile (240.1/km²). The racial makeup of Rolling Hills was 1,437 (77.3%) White, 29 (1.6%) African American, 5 (0.3%) Native American, 303 (16.3%) Asian, 2 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 24 (1.3%) from other races, and 60 (3.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 102 persons (5.5%).

The Census reported that 1,860 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 663 households, out of which 199 (30.0%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 491 (74.1%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 27 (4.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 21 (3.2%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 11 (1.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 9 (1.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 98 households (14.8%) were made up of individuals and 66 (10.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81. There were 539 families (81.3% of all households); the average family size was 3.08.

The population was spread out with 404 people (21.7%) under the age of 18, 109 people (5.9%) aged 18 to 24, 191 people (10.3%) aged 25 to 44, 643 people (34.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 513 people (27.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51.7 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

There were 716 housing units at an average density of 239.4 per square mile (92.4/km²), of which 635 (95.8%) were owner-occupied, and 28 (4.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.4%. 1,778 people (95.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 82 people (4.4%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,871 people, 645 households, and 554 families residing in the city. The population density was 607.7 inhabitants per square mile (234.5/km²). There were 682 housing units at an average density of 221.5 per square mile (85.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.80% White, 2.03% African American, 14.00% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.54% of the population.

There were 645 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.6% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.1% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 15.1% from 25 to 44, 32.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was in excess of $200,000, as is the median income for a family. Males have a median income in excess of $100,000 versus $52,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $111,031. None of the families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line. No one under the age of 18 or 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Median family income[edit]

Education[edit]

The city is served by Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. PVPUSD schools have constantly ranked among the best in California and the nation. The Washington Post once ranked Palos Verdes Peninsula High School as the 8th best public or private high school in the nation. Also, Chadwick School is a well known K-12 private school that serves the area.

Politics[edit]

Rolling Hills has the third highest percentage of registered Republicans of any cities in California, with 61.3% of its 1,441 registered voters registered as Republicans. 19.4% of voters are registered Democrats, and 16.3% "decline to state."[8]

In the state legislature Rolling Hills is located in the 25th Senate District, represented by Democrat Edward Vincent, and in the 54th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Bonnie Lowenthal. Federally, Rolling Hills is located in California's 46th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +6[9] and is represented by Republican Dana Rohrabacher.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) operates the Lomita Station in Lomita, serving Rolling Hills.[10]

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Torrance Health Center in Harbor Gateway, Los Angeles, near Torrance and serving Rolling Hills.[11]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Incorporation Dates of California Cities". Retrieved January 18, 2007. 
  2. ^ "City of Rolling Hills City Officials". Retrieved January 18, 2007. 
  3. ^ U.S. Census
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790–2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ror/ror-pages/15day-stwdsp-09/politicalsub.pdf
  9. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved February 10, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Lomita Station." Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  11. ^ "Torrance Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.
  12. ^ Armstrong, Kevin; Mehta, Manish (September 20, 2011). "Nick Mangold out two-to-three weeks with high ankle sprain, Jets turn to reserve center Colin Baxter". Daily News. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 

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