Topanga, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Topanga, California - Basic Facts

The Topanga Census Designated Place had a population of 8,371 as of July 1, 2015. Topanga ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Topanga is located at latitude 34.0968 and longitude -118.606 in Los Angeles County. 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. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Topanga Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583164) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Topanga population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Topanga, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 8,371
Population in Households 8,370
Population in Familes 6,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 438
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 3,475
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,278
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,563 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 912 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 275 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $884,081
Average Home Value $850,185


Median Household Income $148,266
Average Household Income $181,339
Per Capita Income $73,567
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.37%
Households 0.18% 0.39%
Families 0.89% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 1306 14th
Median Household Income # 33 98th
Per Capita Income # 44 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.