La Honda, CA Community Profile: Data

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La Honda: Basic Info

La Honda is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the La Honda Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Mateo County at latitude 37.3191 and longitude -122.2741. The elevation is 390 feet.

The La Honda Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 4.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Honda: Lahonda.

San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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La Honda: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data


The La Honda Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for La Honda (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how La Honda ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the La Honda Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of San Mateo County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has La Honda Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a La Honda Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the La Honda Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near La Honda. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local La Honda area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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
Owner Occupied HU 276
Renter Occupied HU 143
Vacant Housing Units 62
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 Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares La Honda to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1070 30th
Population Density1 # 1114 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1227 19th
Median Household Income # 36 98th
Per Capita Income # 63 96th