West Whittier-Los Nietos CDP, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Whittier-Los Nietos CDP, California - Basic Facts

The West Whittier-Los Nietos Census Designated Place had a population of 26,005 as of July 1, 2016. West Whittier-Los Nietos CDP 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 West Whittier-Los Nietos CDP is located at latitude 33.976 and longitude -118.0689 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the West Whittier-Los Nietos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The West Whittier-Los Nietos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409570) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 West Whittier-Los Nietos Census Designated Place is located within Whittier CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Whittier-Los Nietos CDP 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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West Whittier-Los Nietos CDP, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,005
Population in Households 25,801
Population in Familes 23,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 204
Population Density1 10,323
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 6,757
Average Household Size 3.82
Family Households 5,612
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 7,030 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,674 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,083 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $366,887
Average Home Value $376,342


Median Household Income $55,445
Average Household Income $69,649
Per Capita Income $18,534
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.49%
Households 0.14% 0.39%
Families 0.03% 0.39%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

West Whittier-Los Nietos CDP, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Whittier-Los Nietos CDP 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 # 289 81st
Population Density1 # 61 96th
Diversity Index2 # 558 63rd
Median Household Income # 743 51st
Per Capita Income # 1210 20th

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