Acton, CA Community Profile: Data

Acton Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources

Acton: Basic Info

Acton is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Acton Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Los Angeles County at latitude 34.47 and longitude -118.1967. The elevation is 2,710 feet.

The Acton Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries 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). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

Also See: Acton, CA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Acton: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The Acton Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Acton (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Acton ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Acton Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of Los Angeles County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Acton Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Acton Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Acton Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Acton. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Acton area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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 Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Acton to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

Try our VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool that allows you to compare and rank key demographic data 60 different ways!

Rank Percentile
Total Population # 546 64th
Population Density1 # 1141 25th
Diversity Index2 # 914 40th
Median Household Income # 173 89th
Per Capita Income # 300 80th
Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 3,653 California cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 120,914 California Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: August 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. Last Update: January 6, 2014.