Hawthorne, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Hawthorne, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hawthorne had a population of 86,522 as of July 1, 2015. Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne is located at latitude 33.9148 and longitude -118.3481 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hawthorne (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of Hawthorne (GNIS ID: 2410720) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hawthorne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Hawthorne, CA Boundary Map

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Hawthorne, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 86,522
Population in Households 86,029
Population in Familes 71,127
Population in Group Qrtrs 493
Population Density1 14,228
Diversity Index2 91
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 29,196
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 20,112
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 30,623 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,628 (24.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,568 (70.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,427 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $428,508
Average Home Value $460,198
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,512
Average Household Income $56,773
Per Capita Income $19,362
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.61%
Households 0.47% 0.62%
Families 0.53% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.

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Hawthorne, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hawthorne to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 90 94th
Population Density1 # 17 99th
Diversity Index2 # 25 98th
Median Household Income # 1126 26th
Per Capita Income # 1115 27th

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