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Arcadia, California - Basic Facts

The City of Arcadia is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Los Angeles County at latitude 34.1327 and longitude -118.0363. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 482 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Arcadia, but most people and references simply refer to it as Arcadia, California.

The P1 Census Class Code for Arcadia indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Arcadia (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 56,581
Population in Households 55,718
Population in Familes 49,207
Population in Group Qrtrs 863
Population Density1 5,179
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 19,566
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 15,010
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,795 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,034 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,531 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,229 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $737,988
Average Home Value $773,170


Median Household Income $79,335
Average Household Income $107,981
Per Capita Income $37,670
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.09% 0.28%
Households -0.03% 0.27%
Families 0.01% 0.29%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   3.11%
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.


Arcadia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arcadia 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 # 158 90th
Population Density1 # 218 86th
Diversity Index2 # 742 51st
Median Household Income # 296 81st
Per Capita Income # 315 79th

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