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La Quinta, California - Basic Facts

The City of La Quinta had a population of 39,434 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for La Quinta is located at latitude 33.6418 and longitude -116.2739 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Quinta (see map below) encompass a land area of 35.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of La Quinta (GNIS ID: 2411582) 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 La Quinta is located within Coachella Valley CCD of Riverside County.

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


Total Population 39,434
Population in Households 39,383
Population in Familes 33,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 1,122
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 15,517
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 11,278
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,345 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,172 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,650 (35.8%)
Median Home Value $458,153
Average Home Value $555,869


Median Household Income $76,979
Average Household Income $113,425
Per Capita Income $44,302
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 1.03%
Households 0.74% 0.94%
Families 0.83% 1.01%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.

La Quinta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Quinta 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 # 220 86th
Population Density1 # 751 51st
Diversity Index2 # 642 58th
Median Household Income # 362 76th
Per Capita Income # 256 83rd

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