Placentia, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Placentia, California - Basic Facts

The City of Placentia had a population of 52,185 as of July 1, 2016. Placentia 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 Placentia is located at latitude 33.8812 and longitude -117.8548 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Placentia (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 256 feet.

The City of Placentia (GNIS ID: 2411432) 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 Placentia is located within Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove CCD of Orange County.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 52,185
Population in Households 51,810
Population in Familes 43,773
Population in Group Qrtrs 375
Population Density1 7,890
Diversity Index2 80
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,694
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 12,589
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 17,382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,565 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,129 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 688 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $577,921
Average Home Value $572,378
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $82,101
Average Household Income $104,139
Per Capita Income $33,668
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.66%
Households 0.17% 0.54%
Families 0.12% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Placentia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Placentia 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 # 179 88th
Population Density1 # 106 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 377 75th
Median Household Income # 286 81st
Per Capita Income # 490 68th

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