For population 25 years and over in Signal Hill:
For population 15 years and over in Signal Hill city:
2,979 residents are foreign born (12.4% Latin America, 11.9% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $3,380 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Long Beach, CA (0.7 miles , pop. 461,522).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (22.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Long Beach, CA (0.9 miles ), Lakewood, CA (2.1 miles ), Rossmoor, CA (2.3 miles ), Carson, CA (2.4 miles ), Seal Beach, CA (2.4 miles ), Hawaiian Gardens, CA (2.4 miles ), Los Alamitos, CA (2.5 miles ), Bellflower, CA (2.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 33.80 N, Longitude: 118.17 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,740 (+52.9%)
Area code commonly used in this area: 562
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Signal Hill detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 49 (36 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +953 (+11.4%).
Work and jobs in Signal Hill: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Signal Hill, California
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Signal Hill-area historical tornado activity is significantly above California state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/9/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Signal Hill city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 11/7/1966, a category F2 tornado 6.8 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Signal Hill-area historical earthquake activity is above California state average. It is 2466% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from Signal Hill center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 33.7 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 42.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.6 miles away from Signal Hill center
On 2/9/1971 at 14:00:41, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 43.3 miles away from the city center, causing 65 deaths (65 shaking deaths), causing $535,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Los Angeles County (51) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 34, Floods: 14, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Local government website: ci.signal-hill.ca.us
College/University in Signal Hill:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Signal Hill:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Signal Hill:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.123. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.422. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.10. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 18.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2009 was 25.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 29.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 14.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.8%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.9% for Black residents, 11.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 2.9% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
48 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
Signal Hill compared to California state average:
Banks with branches in Signal Hill (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Signal Hill (based on Los Angeles County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.08%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2,084
Number of supercenters and club stores: 32
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 567
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1,206
Number of full-service restaurants: 7,008
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Signal Hill government finances in 2002(per resident):
3.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,821 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,038 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($50,578 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($782 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Signal Hill fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Signal Hill, CA
Total length: 111 meters (364ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,996,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 99,991
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Signal Hill)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Signal Hill, CA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Signal Hill)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Signal Hill)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 25 patent applications in 2008-2013.