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Bell Gardens, California - Basic Facts

The City of Bell Gardens had a population of 43,255 as of July 1, 2016. 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bell Gardens is located within South Gate-East Los Angeles CCD of Los Angeles County.

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, 2016.

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Bell Gardens, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,255
Population in Households 42,817
Population in Familes 38,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 438
Population Density1 17,593
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 9,827
Average Household Size 4.36
Family Households 8,739
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 10,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,190 (21.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,637 (74.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 496 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $342,138
Average Home Value $359,486


Median Household Income $36,427
Average Household Income $47,194
Per Capita Income $11,158
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.61%
Households 0.28% 0.51%
Families 0.31% 0.53%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   0.88%
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.

Bell Gardens, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bell Gardens to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 211 86th
Population Density1 # 12 99th
Diversity Index2 # 440 71st
Median Household Income # 1294 15th
Per Capita Income # 1449 4th

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