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Sierra Madre, California - Basic Facts

The City of Sierra Madre had a population of 11,340 as of July 1, 2016. Sierra Madre 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 Sierra Madre is located at latitude 34.1688 and longitude -118.0502 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sierra Madre (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 827 feet.

The City of Sierra Madre (GNIS ID: 2411897) 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 Sierra Madre is located within Upper San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

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


Total Population 11,340
Population in Households 11,339
Population in Familes 8,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 3,841
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 4,979
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,970
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,986 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,993 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 259 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $828,818
Average Home Value $851,616


Median Household Income $95,840
Average Household Income $139,525
Per Capita Income $61,265
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.73%
Households 0.46% 0.62%
Families 0.54% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Sierra Madre, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sierra Madre 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 # 464 69th
Population Density1 # 326 79th
Diversity Index2 # 933 39th
Median Household Income # 180 88th
Per Capita Income # 97 94th

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