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Rowland Heights, California - Basic Facts

The Rowland Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 49,905 as of July 1, 2016. Rowland Heights 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 Rowland Heights is located at latitude 33.9703 and longitude -117.8906 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the Rowland Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.07 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 525 feet.

The Rowland Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409220) 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 "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

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


Total Population 49,905
Population in Households 49,731
Population in Familes 44,374
Population in Group Qrtrs 174
Population Density1 3,817
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 14,674
Average Household Size 3.39
Family Households 12,453
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 15,376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,690 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,985 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 702 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $560,674
Average Home Value $591,367


Median Household Income $64,041
Average Household Income $87,256
Per Capita Income $25,807
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.49%
Households 0.17% 0.4%
Families 0.18% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Rowland Heights, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rowland Heights 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 # 185 88th
Population Density1 # 333 78th
Diversity Index2 # 510 66th
Median Household Income # 533 65th
Per Capita Income # 874 42nd

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