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Mission Hills, California

For the community in Los Angeles, see Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California. Also see Mission Hills for additional places of this name.

Mission Hills is a town located in Santa Barbara County, California, a short distance north of Lompoc on Highway 1. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,142.

Geography Mission Hills is located at 34°41'21" North, 120°26'10" West (34.689303, -120.436150)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 km² (1.2 mi²). 3.2 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 3,142 people, 1,049 households, and 869 families residing in the town. The population density is 978.3/km² (2,543.5/mi²). There are 1,072 housing units at an average density of 333.8/km² (867.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 79.22% White, 3.60% African American, 1.46% Native American, 2.93% Asian, 0.35% Pacific Islander, 7.61% from other races, and 4.84% from two or more races. 20.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,049 households out of which 38.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% are non-families. 13.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.99 and the average family size is 3.26.

In the town the population is spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $57,000, and the median income for a family is $60,382. Males have a median income of $44,464 versus $30,733 for females. The per capita income for the town is $22,769. 4.8% of the population and 3.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.1% are under the age of 18 and 1.7% are 65 or older.

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