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Santa Fe Springs, California - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Fe Springs had a population of 17,160 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Santa Fe Springs is located at latitude 33.9336 and longitude -118.0626 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Fe Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Santa Fe Springs (GNIS ID: 2411823) 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 Santa Fe Springs is located within Whittier CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs: Fulton Sulphur Springs.

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Santa Fe Springs, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,160
Population in Households 16,984
Population in Familes 14,877
Population in Group Qrtrs 176
Population Density1 1,934
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 5,122
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 3,887
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 5,457 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,929 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,193 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 335 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $384,100
Average Home Value $393,033


Median Household Income $55,531
Average Household Income $67,240
Per Capita Income $20,360
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.5%
Households 1.22% 0.45%
Families 0.85% 0.42%
Median Household Income   0.97%
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.

Santa Fe Springs, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Fe Springs 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 # 376 75th
Population Density1 # 610 60th
Diversity Index2 # 458 70th
Median Household Income # 740 51st
Per Capita Income # 1118 26th

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