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Hawthorne, California - Basic Facts

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

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Los Angeles County at latitude 33.9164 and longitude -118.3526. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Hawthorne (see map) encompass a land area of 6.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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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, 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 # 90 94th
Population Density1 # 18 99th
Diversity Index2 # 25 98th
Median Household Income # 1112 27th
Per Capita Income # 1128 26th

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


Total Population 85,300
Population in Households 84,817
Population in Familes 69,982
Population in Group Qrtrs 483
Population Density1 14,027
Diversity Index2 91


Total Households 28,775
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 19,747
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 30,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,383 (24.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,392 (70.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,499 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $375,474
Average Home Value $417,820


Median Household Income $41,028
Average Household Income $54,641
Per Capita Income $18,635
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.28% 0.42%
Households 0.24% 0.43%
Families 0.23% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
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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