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Acton, California - Basic Facts

The Acton Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Los Angeles County at latitude 34.4963 and longitude -118.1839. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,710 feet.

The formal official name is the Acton Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Acton, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Acton indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Acton, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 7,611
Population in Households 7,462
Population in Familes 6,495
Population in Group Qrtrs 149
Population Density1 194
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 2,663
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 2,051
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,310 (81.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $456,084
Average Home Value $490,548


Median Household Income $94,132
Average Household Income $109,287
Per Capita Income $38,307
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.05% 0.32%
Households 0.03% 0.34%
Families -0.34% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 546 64th
Population Density1 # 1141 25th
Diversity Index2 # 914 40th
Median Household Income # 173 89th
Per Capita Income # 300 80th

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