Rosemead, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rosemead, California - Basic Facts

The City of Rosemead had a population of 54,893 as of July 1, 2016. Rosemead 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 Rosemead is located at latitude 34.0689 and longitude -118.0827 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rosemead (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.16 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 318 feet.

The City of Rosemead (GNIS ID: 2410998) 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 Rosemead is located within Southwest San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

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


Total Population 54,893
Population in Households 54,575
Population in Familes 48,693
Population in Group Qrtrs 318
Population Density1 10,634
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 14,420
Average Household Size 3.78
Family Households 12,099
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 15,013 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,766 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,655 (51.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 593 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $482,623
Average Home Value $505,284


Median Household Income $46,526
Average Household Income $62,109
Per Capita Income $16,513
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.52%
Households 0.19% 0.43%
Families 0.26% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Rosemead, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rosemead 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 # 170 89th
Population Density1 # 55 96th
Diversity Index2 # 449 70th
Median Household Income # 1015 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1291 15th

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