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Palos Verdes Estates, California - Basic Facts

The City of Palos Verdes Estates had a population of 13,696 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Palos Verdes Estates is located at latitude 33.7865 and longitude -118.3949 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palos Verdes Estates (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 210 feet.

The City of Palos Verdes Estates (GNIS ID: 2411363) 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 Palos Verdes Estates is located within Palos Verdes CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palos Verdes Estates population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palos Verdes Estates: Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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Palos Verdes Estates, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,696
Population in Households 13,679
Population in Familes 12,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 2,869
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 5,124
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 4,141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,494 (83.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 630 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,173,632


Median Household Income $167,679
Average Household Income $241,808
Per Capita Income $90,520
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.53%
Households 0.18% 0.44%
Families 0.23% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.

Palos Verdes Estates, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palos Verdes Estates 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 # 424 72nd
Population Density1 # 478 69th
Diversity Index2 # 1039 32nd
Median Household Income # 21 99th
Per Capita Income # 14 99th

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