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Bell Gardens, California - Basic Facts

The City of Bell Gardens had a population of 42,524 as of July 1, 2015. Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens is located at latitude 33.9644 and longitude -118.1544 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bell Gardens (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 121 feet.

The City of Bell Gardens (GNIS ID: 2409817) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

City of Bell Gardens, CA Boundary Map

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Bell Gardens, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 42,524
Population in Households 42,089
Population in Familes 38,203
Population in Group Qrtrs 435
Population Density1 17,296
Diversity Index2 78
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,750
Average Household Size 4.32
Family Households 8,673
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,214 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,137 (20.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,613 (74.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 464 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $302,826
Average Home Value $360,810
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,219
Average Household Income $47,615
Per Capita Income $11,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.39%
Households 0.19% 0.39%
Families 0.22% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.

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Bell Gardens, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bell Gardens 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 # 209 86th
Population Density1 # 12 99th
Diversity Index2 # 446 71st
Median Household Income # 1230 19th
Per Capita Income # 1450 5th

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