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Topanga, California - Basic Facts

The Topanga Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Los Angeles County at latitude 34.0968 and longitude -118.606. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 840 feet.

The formal official name is the Topanga Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Topanga, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Topanga indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Topanga Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Topanga, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,363
Population in Households 8,361
Population in Familes 6,428
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 437
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 3,469
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,268
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,566 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 903 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 281 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $743,750
Average Home Value $776,463


Median Household Income $130,190
Average Household Income $167,579
Per Capita Income $67,912
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.21% 0.39%
Households 0.18% 0.44%
Families 1.0% 0.48%
Median Household Income   5.11%
Per Capita Income   4.46%
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.


Topanga, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Topanga to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 524 66th
Population Density1 # 974 36th
Diversity Index2 # 1305 14th
Median Household Income # 58 96th
Per Capita Income # 46 97th

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