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Acton, California - Basic Facts

The Acton Census Designated Place had a population of 7,682 as of July 1, 2016. Acton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Acton is located at latitude 34.4963 and longitude -118.1839 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the Acton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 39.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,710 feet.

The Acton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407697) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Acton Census Designated Place is located within South Antelope Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Acton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Acton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,682
Population in Households 7,529
Population in Familes 6,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density1 196
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,668
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 2,059
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,321 (81.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $525,932
Average Home Value $569,537


Median Household Income $93,022
Average Household Income $109,253
Per Capita Income $38,449
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.38%
Households 0.05% 0.3%
Families -0.17% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Acton, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Acton to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 543 64th
Population Density1 # 1132 25th
Diversity Index2 # 908 40th
Median Household Income # 199 87th
Per Capita Income # 347 77th

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