Avocado Heights, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Avocado Heights, California - Basic Facts

The Avocado Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 15,450 as of July 1, 2015. Avocado Heights ranks in the upper 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 Avocado Heights is located at latitude 34.0368 and longitude -118.0018 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the Avocado Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 338 feet.

The Avocado Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407785) 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 Avocado Heights Census Designated Place is located within East San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Avocado Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Avocado Heights, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 15,450
Population in Households 15,369
Population in Familes 13,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density1 5,710
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 3,815
Average Household Size 4.03
Family Households 3,308
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,845 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 969 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $379,355
Average Home Value $402,706


Median Household Income $68,018
Average Household Income $84,995
Per Capita Income $21,136
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.22%
Households 0.01% 0.22%
Families 0.02% 0.25%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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.


Avocado Heights, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avocado Heights to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 390 74th
Population Density1 # 193 87th
Diversity Index2 # 436 71st
Median Household Income # 442 71st
Per Capita Income # 1006 34th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.