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Hidden Hills, California
General law city
|City of Hidden Hills|
|Incorporated||October 19, 1961|
|• Total||1.689 sq mi (4.37 km2)|
|• Land||1.689 sq mi (4.37 km2)|
|• Water||0.000 sq mi (0 km2)|
|• Density||1,098.9/sq mi (424.28/km2)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT|
Hidden Hills is a city and gated community in Los Angeles County, California. It is located next to the city of Calabasas and is located in the west of San Fernando Valley. It is notable for being home to many actors and celebrities.
Geography and history
Hidden Hills is in the southern Simi Hills Transverse range near the Santa Monica Mountains, and is located at .
The community was designed and developed in the 1950s by A.E. Hanson, a renowned Southern California landscape architect and planned community developer. His earlier projects included Rolling Hills and Palos Verdes Estates, and the 1920s Beverly Hills Harold Lloyd Estate 'Greenacres.' It is a gated residential community with a total all land area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2). An elementary school is publicly accessible at one of the three gates to the community. The city has a summer camp for children, community and children's theatre programs, annual parades, carnivals, parties, welcome wagon, snow days, and weekly community-wide barbecues all summer long.
Hidden Hills is bordered on the north by the nature reserve and greenbelt of the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, a park with miles of equestrian, hiking, and mountain biking trails. Nearby to the south is the pioneer Leonis Adobe National Historic Landmark, with gardens and a historical Museum. It's across the historic El Camino Real of the Spanish Las Californias and Mexican Alta California eras, now U.S. Route 101.
The city was the setting of a short-lived NBC sitcom called Hidden Hills, which aired in 2002–2003.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,875 people, 568 households, and 506 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,135.0 inhabitants per square mile (438.8/km²). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 358.3 per square mile (138.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.70% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.71% Asian, 1.55% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.24% of the population.
There were 568 households out of which 50.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.7% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.9% were non-families. 7.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.30 and the average family size was 3.39.
In the city, the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Hidden Hills had a population of 1,856. The population density was 1,099.1 people per square mile (424.4/km²). The racial makeup of Hidden Hills was 1,713 (92.3%) White (87.4% Non-Hispanic White), 37 (2.0%) African American, 3 (0.2%) Native American, 42 (2.3%) Asian, 1 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 30 (1.6%) from other races, and 30 (1.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 123 persons (6.6%).
The Census reported that 1,856 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized. There were 593 households, out of which 269 (45.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 453 (76.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 40 (6.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 24 (4.0%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 9 (1.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 6 (1.0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 61 households (10.3%) were made up of individuals and 39 (6.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13. There were 517 families (87.2% of all households); the average family size was 3.30.
The population was spread out with 531 people (28.6%) under the age of 18, 125 people (6.7%) aged 18 to 24, 245 people (13.2%) aged 25 to 44, 660 people (35.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 295 people (15.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.8 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males. There were 626 housing units at an average density of 370.7 per square mile (143.1/km²), of which 552 (93.1%) were owner-occupied, and 41 (6.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.7%. 1,743 people (93.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 113 people (6.1%) lived in rental housing units.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Hidden Hills has a median household income of $203,199. No families and no individuals were below the poverty line.
2011 and 2012
In 2011 and 2012 it was the richest "Place" in the United States, followed by Chevy Chase, Maryland.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) operates the Malibu/Lost Hills Station in Calabasas, serving Hidden Hills. Calabasas City Library containing the Kathleen Beachy Collection, is located in the community.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) handles fire service calls for Hidden Hills.
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