Rolling Hills, California

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Rolling Hills, California
General law city[1]
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
State  California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated January 24, 1957[2]
Government
 • Type Council-Manager[1]
 • Mayor B. Allen Lay[3]
Area[4]
 • Total 2.991 sq mi (7.746 km2)
 • Land 2.991 sq mi (7.746 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[5] 1,276 ft (389 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,860
 • Density 620/sq mi (240/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 90274
Area codes 310/424
FIPS code 06-62602
GNIS feature IDs 1661325, 2410986
Website www.rolling-hills.org

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

Rolling Hills consists of a single guard-gated community with private roads. Residents work, shop, attend school, and obtain other services in the other towns on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The community was developed by A.E. Hanson, who also developed Hidden Hills. Incorporated in 1957, Rolling Hills maintains a rural character, with no traffic lights, very large lots (minimum one acre) with space between homes, and wide equestrian paths along streets and property lines.[6] All homes are one-story ranch houses, and are required to have white exterior paint.[6] Homeowners are also required to maintain horse property on their lots, or at minimum keep land where stalls could be built.[6] Rolling Hills has the third highest median house value in the United States.[7]

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).[8]

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:[9]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[10] 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 (74.1% Non-Hispanic White),[11] 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 663 occupied housing units at an average density of 239.4 per square mile (92.4/km²), of which 635 were owner-occupied, and 28 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.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Rolling Hills had a median household income of $213,906, with 1.0% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[12]

2000[edit]

As of the census[13] 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 18 or older than 65 was living below the poverty line.

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 city 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."[14]

Government[edit]

Rolling Hills was incorporated in 1957. It has a council-manager form of government. The city council consists of five members, one of whom is appointed mayor on an annual basis.[3]

State and federal representation[edit]

In the California State Legislature, Rolling Hills is in the 26th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ben Allen, and in the 66th Assembly District, represented by Republican David Hadley.[15]

In the United States House of Representatives, Rolling Hills is in California's 33rd congressional district, represented by Democrat Ted Lieu.[16]

Services[edit]

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) operates the Lomita Station in Lomita, serving Rolling Hills.[17]

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Torrance Health Center in Harbor Gateway, Los Angeles, near Torrance and serving Rolling Hills.[18]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City Manager". City of Rolling Hills. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date" (Word). California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Retrieved August 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "City Council". Rolling Hills, CA. Retrieved September 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files – Places – California". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rolling Hills". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "History of Palos Verdes Real Estate in Rolling Hills". PVBrokers.net. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Top 100 cities with highest median house value". city-data.com. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". US Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing (1790–2000)". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  10. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Rolling Hills city". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010". Census.gov. US Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Median Household Income". Census.gov. US Census Bureau, US Dept. of Commerce. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ "Registration by Political Subdivision by County". California Secretary of State. 4 May 2009. pp. 103–190. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  16. ^ "California's 33rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. 
  17. ^ "Lomita Station." Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  18. ^ "Torrance Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 18, 2010.
  19. ^ Armstrong, Kevin; Mehta, Manish (20 September 2011). "Nick Mangold out two-to-three weeks with high ankle sprain, Jets turn to reserve center Colin Baxter". Daily News (New York). Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Mike and Ray Mentzer Found Dead". Fitwise.com. Rolling Hills Estates, California. Associated Press. 15 June 2001. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 

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