La Honda, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Honda, California - Basic Facts

The La Honda Census Designated Place had a population of 969 as of July 1, 2016. La Honda ranks in the lower 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 La Honda is located at latitude 37.3177 and longitude -122.2586 in San Mateo County. 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. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 390 feet.

The La Honda Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628746) 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 La Honda Census Designated Place is located within Half Moon Bay CCD of San Mateo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Honda population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Honda: Lahonda.

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La Honda, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 969
Population in Households 959
Population in Familes 688
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 228
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 424
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 257
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $806,667
Average Home Value $844,592


Median Household Income $102,326
Average Household Income $146,375
Per Capita Income $63,920
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.99%
Households 0.5% 0.79%
Families 0.44% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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 1,516 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 # 1065 30th
Population Density1 # 1106 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1226 19th
Median Household Income # 133 91st
Per Capita Income # 83 95th

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