Agoura Hills, California

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Agoura Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, and has the zip code of 91301. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,537.

Agoura Hills is in the fertile crescent of alt/rap-metal music giving rise to bands Hoobastank and Linkin Park (as well as Incubus in nearby Calabasas).


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History

The area was first settled by the Chumash Indians, and later by Spanish Franciscan missionaries. The community of Agoura was first known as Picture City. In order for the town to get its own post office, the residents were required to choose a one-word name, so in 1927 they chose a misspelling of the last name of Pierre Agoure, a local Basque rancher from the 1890's. Housing tracts quickly covered the land in the late 1960's. In 1982, most of the city split off from the unincorporated town of Agoura and became the city of Agoura Hills.

Geography

Agoura Hills is located at 34°9'12" North, 118°45'42" West (34.153365, -118.761805)Template:GR.

The city calls itself the "Gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area". United States Highway 101 passes from east to west through the city.

The main street in Agoura Hills is Kanan Road, having most business and residential residing on that road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.2 km² (8.2 mi²). 21.2 km² (8.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.37% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 20,537 people, 6,874 households, and 5,588 families residing in the city. The population density is 969.4/km² (2,511.8/mi²). There are 6,993 housing units at an average density of 330.1/km² (855.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.96% White, 1.32% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 6.50% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.09% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. 6.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,874 households out of which 47.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% are married couples living together, 9.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% are non-families. 13.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.98 and the average family size is 3.30.

In the city the population is spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $87,008, and the median income for a family is $95,765. Males have a median income of $72,081 versus $42,656 for females. The per capita income for the city is $39,700. 3.5% of the population and 2.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.8% of those under the age of 18 and 2.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Employment

There are 14,899 people at least 16 years old, of which 10,645 are in the civilian labor force and 0 are in the Armed Forces. 360 are unemployed.

Of 7,660 females that are at least 16 years old, 4,865 are in the civilian labor force and 0 are in the Armed Forces. 4,715 are employed, and 150 are unemployed.

Of 10,166 out of the 10,285 workers 16 years or older, 8,454 drive to work alone in a motor vehicle, 793 carpool, 90 use public transportation (including taxicabs), 76 walk, and 82 use other means of transportation to commute to work. 671 workers work at home.

The mean time to commute to work (one-way) is 30.5 minutes.

Of the 10,285 workers, 7,900 are privately employed, 1,124 are government workers, 1,211 are self-employed, and 50 are unpaid family workers.

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