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Bell Gardens, California - Basic Facts

Bell Gardens is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Bell Gardens.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Los Angeles County at latitude 33.9653 and longitude -118.1515. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 121 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Bell Gardens (see map) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 42,499
Population in Households 42,072
Population in Familes 38,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 427
Population Density1 17,286
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 9,737
Average Household Size 4.32
Family Households 8,654
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 10,143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,163 (21.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,574 (74.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 406 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $283,929
Average Home Value $325,520


Median Household Income $37,143
Average Household Income $46,807
Per Capita Income $10,943
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.24% 0.43%
Households 0.2% 0.43%
Families 0.22% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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 1,523 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 # 206 87th
Population Density1 # 12 99th
Diversity Index2 # 437 71st
Median Household Income # 1232 19th
Per Capita Income # 1451 5th

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