Ladera Ranch, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ladera Ranch, California - Basic Facts

The Ladera Ranch Census Designated Place had a population of 23,929 as of July 1, 2016. Ladera Ranch 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 Ladera Ranch is located at latitude 33.5494 and longitude -117.6415 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Ladera Ranch Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 525 feet.

The Ladera Ranch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583048) 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ladera Ranch Census Designated Place is located within Mission Viejo CCD of Orange County.

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


Total Population 23,929
Population in Households 23,929
Population in Familes 22,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,943
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 7,279
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 6,056
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 7,600 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,252 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,027 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 321 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $720,854
Average Home Value $754,198


Median Household Income $127,866
Average Household Income $154,287
Per Capita Income $46,778
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.81%
Households 0.37% 0.63%
Families 0.45% 0.65%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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.

Ladera Ranch, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ladera Ranch 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 # 311 80th
Population Density1 # 243 84th
Diversity Index2 # 882 42nd
Median Household Income # 59 96th
Per Capita Income # 211 86th

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