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La Honda, California - Basic Facts

The La Honda Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Mateo County at latitude 37.3177 and longitude -122.2586. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 390 feet.

The formal official name is the La Honda Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as La Honda, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for La Honda indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the La Honda Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Honda: Lahonda.

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La Honda, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 948
Population in Households 937
Population in Familes 673
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 223
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 419
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 253
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 276 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $651,899
Average Home Value $734,239


Median Household Income $149,012
Average Household Income $145,490
Per Capita Income $64,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.5% 0.87%
Households 0.45% 0.84%
Families 0.28% 0.93%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   4.15%
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 Honda, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Honda to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1070 30th
Population Density1 # 1114 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1227 19th
Median Household Income # 36 98th
Per Capita Income # 63 96th

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