Los Banos, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Los Banos, California - Basic Facts

The City of Los Banos had a population of 38,372 as of July 1, 2016. Los Banos ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Los Banos is located at latitude 37.0633 and longitude -120.8403 in Merced County. The formal boundaries for the City of Los Banos (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Merced County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 118 feet.

The City of Los Banos (GNIS ID: 2410878) 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 Los Banos is located within Los Banos CCD of Merced County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Los Banos 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 Los Banos: Kreyenhagen's.

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Los Banos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 38,372
Population in Households 38,133
Population in Familes 34,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 239
Population Density1 3,840
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 10,843
Average Household Size 3.52
Family Households 8,791
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 11,916 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,365 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,478 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,073 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $176,474
Average Home Value $231,824


Median Household Income $52,492
Average Household Income $68,210
Per Capita Income $19,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 1.16%
Households 0.89% 1.09%
Families 0.87% 1.08%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Los Banos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Los Banos 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 # 224 85th
Population Density1 # 327 78th
Diversity Index2 # 297 80th
Median Household Income # 846 44th
Per Capita Income # 1164 23rd

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