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City of Hidden Hills
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Location of Hidden Hills in Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates: 34°10′3″N 118°39′39″W / 34.1675°N 118.66083°W / 34.1675; -118.66083Coordinates: 34°10′3″N 118°39′39″W / 34.1675°N 118.66083°W / 34.1675; -118.66083
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated (city) October 19, 1961[1]
Government
 - Mayor Steve Freedland[2]
Area
 - Total 1.65 sq mi (4.28 km2)
 - Land 1.65 sq mi (4.28 km2)
 - Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0.00%
Elevation 1,076 ft (328 m)
Population (2000)[3]
 - Total 1,875
 Density 1,135.0/sq mi (438.2/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 91302[4]
Area code(s) 818
FIPS code 06-33518
GNIS feature ID 1660744
Website http://www.hiddenhillscity.org/

Hidden Hills is an incorporated city, and also a gated development in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 1,875 at the 2000 census. It is located in the westernmost San Fernando Valley. It is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States.

The city was the setting of a short-lived NBC sitcom, called Hidden Hills, which aired from 2002-2003.

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Geography

Hidden Hills is located at 34°10′3″N 118°39′39″W / 34.1675°N 118.66083°W / 34.1675; -118.66083 (34.167557, -118.660918).[5]

Hidden Hills is taken up by a gated residential community, with an elementary school publicly accessible, as it rims one of three gates to the community.

The city has a total area of 1.65 sq mi, all land.

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,875 people, 568 households, and 506 families residing in the city. The population density was 438.8/km² (1,135.0/mi²). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 138.5/km² (358.3/mi²). 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. 6.24% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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. There are no apartments or condominiums in Hidden Hills, only single family residences (although there are renters in some of the homes with guest houses).

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 median income for a household in the city was $200,000, as is the median income for a family. Males had a median income of over $100,000 versus $41,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $94,096. About 1.8% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

In the state legislature Hidden Hills is located in the 23rd Senate District, represented by Democrat Sheila Kuehl, and in the 41st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Julia Brownley. Federally, Hidden Hills is located in California's 30th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +20[7] and is represented by Democrat Henry Waxman. In the 2004 presidential election George W. Bush won 52% of the vote, compared to 44% statewide, while John Kerry won 46% of the vote. In the 2006 state governor election, Arnold Schwarzenegger got over 72% of the vote, while Democratic opponent Phil Angelides got nearly 25%.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) operates the Malibu/Lost Hills Station in Calabasas, serving Hidden Hills.[8][9]

In popular culture

The 1978 Wes Craven horror film Summer Of Fear aka "Stranger In Our House" was filmed in the community.

The 1973 TV-movie, Outrage, was based on an actual, albeit dramatized, event that happened in the community in the 1960s.[citation needed]

In the Showtime series, Californication, Hank (played by David Duchovny) tells his blind date the he "thinks she was born in The Valley. Nice part though, Hidden Hills, Calabasas...."

NBC had a short-lived comedy called "Hidden Hills" during the 2002-2003 season which made fun of the city's residents.

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