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Bell, California - Basic Facts

The City of Bell had a population of 35,851 as of July 1, 2016. Bell 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 is located at latitude 33.9797 and longitude -118.1793 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bell (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 141 feet.

The City of Bell (GNIS ID: 2409816) 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 is located within South Gate-East Los Angeles CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bell 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, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,851
Population in Households 35,480
Population in Familes 31,926
Population in Group Qrtrs 371
Population Density1 14,338
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 8,857
Average Household Size 4.01
Family Households 7,559
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 9,350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,439 (26.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,418 (68.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 493 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $335,909
Average Home Value $359,317


Median Household Income $36,932
Average Household Income $46,118
Per Capita Income $11,792
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.39%
Households -0.02% 0.27%
Families 0.0% 0.28%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bell 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 # 232 85th
Population Density1 # 20 99th
Diversity Index2 # 521 66th
Median Household Income # 1271 16th
Per Capita Income # 1431 6th

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