Rolling Hills Estates

Rolling Hills Estates

Rolling Hills Estates is a city in the United States of America (USA) founded in 1957. Rolling Hills Estates is situated in Los Angeles County that contains various horse trails. This city is quite a residential neighborhood on the Palos Verdes Peninsula’s northern side, facing Torrance. At the time of the 2010 census, the population was 8,067, up from 7,676 at the time of the 2000 census. While in 2018, the population grew to 8,141 people.

Rolling Hills Estates is located on the landform of the Los Angeles metropolitan region known as the Palos Verdes Peninsula within southwestern Los Angeles County. The city extends to a total area of 3.6 sq miles (9.359 km2), of which 0.04 sq miles (0.115 km2) is covered by water.

The City Of Rolling Hills Estates was once considered a part of Rancho San Pedro. Before being incorporated as Rolling Hills Estates, the area was known as Rancho El Elastico. On September 18, 1957, it became the 60th town in the county. If wish to learn even more about the city, click the link to visit the City of Rolling Hills Estates facebook page.


The 2010 Census Demographic

According to the 2010 US Census, 8,067 people were living in the Rolling Hills Estates. Around 2232.4 people/sq miles was the population density. Rolling Hills Estates had an ethnic demographics of 5,463 (67.7%) white, of which 63.6% were non-Hispanic white. While the remaining were African American (109), Native American (19), Asian (2,007), Pacific Islander (8), and other races (120) with a percentage of 1.4%, 0.2%, 24.9%, 0.1%, 1.5%, and 4.2%, respectively. Furthermore, Latino or Hispanic people (499) made up 6.2%. No one lived in non-institutionalized collective quarters or was institutionalized, and therefore the entire population resided in households. One-third of the 2,965 households had children under 18 years of age living in them, while two-thirds had opposite-sex married couples living together. Eighty-three householders (2.8%) had a male without a wife, while 192 households (6.5%) had a female householder without a husband. Around 512 households (17.3%) only had one individual, and 353 households (11.9%) had single individuals aged 65 or above living alone. The average number of people in a household was 2.72. More than 80% of households had at least one family, with an average of 3.07 members.

There were 23.4 % of people (1890) below 18 years of age, 5.2% people (417) between the ages of 18 to 24, 15.0% people (1211) between the ages of 25 to 44, 33.2% of people (2,680) between the ages of 45 to 64, while 23.2% of people (1869) between the ages of 65 to 69. The average age of the participants was 48.5 years. There were 93.0 males for each of 100 females. There were 89.2 males per 100 females aged 18 and above.

Furthermore, there were 3,100 residences with an average density of 857.9/sq mile, with 91.5% of owner-occupied and 8.5% rented residences. The occupancy rate for homeowners was 1.8%, while the rental vacancy rate was 4.9%. Owner-occupied housing units accounted for 9,302 people (90.5%), while rental residences accounted for 9.5% of the people (765).

As per the 2010 census, there were 3.5% of the residents of Rolling Hills Estates living in extreme poverty.

The 2000 Census Demographic

According to the 2000 census, the city had 7,676 residents, 2,806 households, and 2,334 families. The population density was 2,139.1 people/sq miles (825.5 people/km2). At an average density of 802.6/sq miles (309.7/ km2), there were 2,880 dwelling units. The city’s ethnic demographics were comprised of whites, Asians, African Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other races with a percentage of 73.9%, 20.3%, 1.2%, 0.3%, 0.1%, and 1.0%, respectively. While 3.3% of participants were from two or more races. Furthermore, Latino or Hispanics of any race made up 4.8% of the population.

Around 33.7% of the 2,806 households had children below the age of 18 years, 74.6% were married couples, 6.0 % had a female householder without a husband, and 16.8% were non-families. One-person households made up 15.0% of all households, while the people aged 65 and older made up 7.9%. In addition, the average household and family size were found to be 2.73, and 3.02, respectively.

There were 24.3% of people below 18 years of age, 4.7% people between the ages of 18 to 24, 21.2% people between the ages of 25 to 44, 30.9% of people between the ages of 45 to 64, while 18.9% were 65 or older. The average age of the participants was 45 years. There were 94.4 males for each of 100 females. There were 91.3 males per 100 females aged 18 and above.

The average family income and the average household income were $119,974 and $109,010, respectively. Males earned $100,000 or more on average, while females earned $52,295 on average. The city has a per capita income of $51,849. Approximately 1.1% of families and 1.7% of the population were deprived, with 2.6 % of those under the age of 18 and none over the age of 65 falls into this category.

Ethnic groups

By 1992, wealthier Koreans were settling in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. From 1980 to 1990, Rolling Hills Estates was one of the five South Bay cities with the highest percentage rise in the Korean population. Rolling Hills Estates had 200 ethnic Koreans in 1990, a 160% increase from 77 ethnic Koreans in 1980.


The city is home to the Promenade on the Peninsula, an enclosed, open-air regional shopping mall with department store anchors Bullocks Wilshire and May Company California, as well as the Peninsula Center, which has a Buffums department store.


The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District serves the city. PVPUSD schools have consistently ranked among the finest in the state and country. The Washington Post once regarded Palos Verdes Peninsula High School as the eighth finest public or private high school in the country.

Rolling Hills Country Day School is a K–8 private school, while Chadwick School is the most influential K–12 private school, located on Academy Hill, a county-administered unincorporated neighbourhood just steps from the Rolling Hills Estate’s city hall and covering the whole community, especially Rolling Hills Estates. In Rolling Hills Estates, Peninsula Center Library is run by the Palos Verdes Library District.

Nishiyamato Academy of California first opened its doors in April 1993. It originated in the former Dapplegray School facility in Rolling Hills Estates. Ryotaro Tanose, a Japanese Diet member, established it as a sister school of the Nishiyamato Gakuen Junior High School and High School in Kawai, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It is currently located in Lomita.


In Los Angeles County, Rolling Hills Estates has a long history of being a Republican stronghold. Although republican nominee Barry Goldwater lost the state of California by over 18.5 points, the city-backed him by more than 40 points in 1964. In each of the city’s six elections from 1968 to 1988, the Republican candidate received more than 75% of the vote. After that, the Republicans’ share of the vote fell dramatically, with only George W. Bush reaching the 60% milestone in 2000. Trump lost Rolling Hills Estates by nearly five points in 2016. Trump’s support in Rolling Hills Estates, meanwhile, was over 13 points higher than his vote in California and nearly 22 points higher than his vote in Los Angeles County. If you want to visit Rolling Hills Estates City Hall click the link.


Rolling Hills Estates is represented in the California State Legislature by Democrat Ben Allen in the 26th Senate District and Democrat Al Muratsuchi in the 66th Assembly District. Rolling Hills Estates is part of California’s 33rd congressional district, which is represented by Democrat Ted Lieu. The Lomita Station in Lomita, which serves Rolling Hills Estates, is run by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The Torrance Health Center, which serves Rolling Hills Estates, is run by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and is located at Harbor Gateway, near Torrance.



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