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Avocado Heights, California - Basic Facts

The Avocado Heights Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Los Angeles County at latitude 34.0368 and longitude -118.0018. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 338 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Avocado Heights 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 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.

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


Total Population 15,515
Population in Households 15,437
Population in Familes 13,851
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density1 5,734
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 3,832
Average Household Size 4.03
Family Households 3,318
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,958 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,862 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 970 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $327,818
Average Home Value $361,744


Median Household Income $64,109
Average Household Income $80,811
Per Capita Income $20,114
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.35%
Households 0.12% 0.35%
Families 0.1% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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.


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, 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 # 387 75th
Population Density1 # 190 88th
Diversity Index2 # 435 71st
Median Household Income # 468 69th
Per Capita Income # 1039 32nd

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