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Bellflower, California - Basic Facts

The City of Bellflower had a population of 79,760 as of July 1, 2017. Bellflower ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bellflower is located at latitude 33.8878 and longitude -118.1273 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bellflower (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of Bellflower (GNIS ID: 2409822) 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 Bellflower is located within Downey-Norwalk CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bellflower population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bellflower: Somerset.

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Bellflower, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 79,760
Daytime Population: Workers 14,877
Daytime Population: Residents 44,554
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59,431
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 78,991
Population in Familes 67,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 769
Population Density2 13,038
Diversity Index3 90


Median Household Income $52,078
Average Household Income $65,983
Per Capita Income $20,522


Total Housing Units 25,634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,325 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,980 (58.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,329 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $412,361
Average Home Value $435,492


Total Households 24,305
Average Household Size 3.25
Family Households 18,294
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.57%
Households 0.38% 0.47%
Families 0.4% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Bellflower, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bellflower to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 109 93rd
Population Density # 29 98th
Diversity Index # 37 97th
Median Household Income # 885 42nd
Per Capita Income # 1152 24th

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