Agoura Hills Information

The city of Agoura Hills is located in the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2020 census, the city had 20,299 residents. Agoura Hills is located in the eastern Conejo Valley between the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains. Los Angeles County borders Ventura County to the north of the city, which is in western Los Angeles County. It is located at a distance of 35 miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles and less than 10 miles west of the Los Angeles city limits at Woodland Hills. The unincorporated community of Agoura Hills lies near Calabasas, Oak Park, and Westlake Village.


Ballard Mountain is a mountain in Agoura Hills named after pioneer settler and freed slave John Ballard. A ceremony on February 20, 2010 changed the name of the mountain from Negrohead to Ballard. Ladyface Mountain, which is 2,031 feet high, is another prominent mountain in the Conejo Valley.

The city of Agoura Hills is known as the “Gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area”. It is not formally divided into districts, but is unofficially divided into several different districts that center around the downtown area. Among the most notable of these are Morrison Ranch, Downtown, Forest Cove, South End, Malibu Junction, East Agoura, and Old Agoura.

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According to the 2000 census, there were 20,537 people living in 6,874 households, including 5,588 families. There were 2,511.8 people per square mile. A total of 6,993 housing units were located at an average density of 855.3 per square mile. Whites comprised 86.96% of the city’s population, followed by Blacks or African Americans with 1.32%, Native Americans with 0.25%, Asians with 6.50%, Pacific Islanders with 0.10%, and others with 2.78 %. Latinos of all races made up 6.85% of the population.

47.3% of those households had children under 18 living with them, 67.7% had married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder who was living alone, and 18.7% were non-families. One person occupied 13.8% of households, and 3.0% of households had one elderly person. There were an average of 2.98 households per family and 3.30 families per household.

According to the age distribution, 30.5% were under the age of 18, 6.3% were 18-24, 27.6% were 25-44, 29.4% were 45-64, and 6.2% were 65 or older. There was a 38-year-old median. 99.1 out of every 100 women were males. Ninety-four out of every 100 women over the age of 18 were male.

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