Hesperia, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hesperia, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hesperia had a population of 92,906 as of July 1, 2016. Hesperia ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Hesperia is located at latitude 34.397 and longitude -117.3152 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hesperia (see map below) encompass a land area of 73.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,186 feet.

The City of Hesperia (GNIS ID: 2410751) 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 Hesperia is located within Victorville-Hesperia CCD of San Bernardino County.

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


Total Population 92,906
Population in Households 92,878
Population in Familes 81,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 1,271
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 26,713
Average Household Size 3.48
Family Households 21,412
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 29,656 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,396 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,317 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,943 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $183,911
Average Home Value $226,735


Median Household Income $47,628
Average Household Income $61,120
Per Capita Income $17,611
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.54%
Households 0.17% 0.37%
Families 0.2% 0.37%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

Hesperia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hesperia 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 # 83 95th
Population Density1 # 722 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 262 83rd
Median Household Income # 983 35th
Per Capita Income # 1251 18th

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