Downey, CA 90240 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 90240: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Downey, CA 90240

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 863
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,838
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,021
  • County: Los Angeles County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.955, Longitude -118.117
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Downey, CA 90240 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,549
Population in Households 25,311
Population in Familes 22,657
Population in Group Qrtrs 238
Population Density1 8,699
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 7,414
Average Household Size 3.41
Family Households 6,013
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 7,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,012 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,402 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 419 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $528,846
Average Home Value $567,353


Median Household Income $71,583
Average Household Income $89,677
Per Capita Income $26,424
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.69%
Households 0.35% 0.55%
Families 0.38% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Downey, CA 90240 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 90240 to the other 1,756 ZIP Codes 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 # 702 60th
Population Density1 # 216 88th
Diversity Index2 # 493 72nd
Median Household Income # 546 69th
Per Capita Income # 1000 43rd

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