East Whittier, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Whittier, California - Basic Facts

The East Whittier Census Designated Place had a population of 10,153 as of July 1, 2016. East Whittier 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 East Whittier is located at latitude 33.9244 and longitude -117.9887 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the East Whittier Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 305 feet.

The East Whittier Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408710) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The East Whittier Census Designated Place is located within Whittier CCD of Los Angeles County.

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


Total Population 10,153
Population in Households 10,138
Population in Familes 8,777
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 9,310
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 3,404
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 2,595
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,123 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,281 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $458,243
Average Home Value $481,854


Median Household Income $69,514
Average Household Income $86,202
Per Capita Income $28,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.74%
Households 0.52% 0.66%
Families 0.56% 0.69%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

East Whittier, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Whittier 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 # 488 68th
Population Density1 # 73 95th
Diversity Index2 # 512 66th
Median Household Income # 439 71st
Per Capita Income # 700 54th

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