Downey, CA 90242 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 90242: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Downey, CA 90242

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 719
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,887
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,704
  • County: Los Angeles County
  • Centroid: Latitude 33.924, Longitude -118.146
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Downey, CA 90242 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,681
Population in Households 43,490
Population in Familes 38,260
Population in Group Qrtrs 191
Population Density1 9,796
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 12,657
Average Household Size 3.44
Family Households 10,000
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 13,321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,030 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,627 (49.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 664 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $437,867
Average Home Value $473,893


Median Household Income $55,958
Average Household Income $67,624
Per Capita Income $19,760
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.64%
Households 0.39% 0.55%
Families 0.41% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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 90242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 90242 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 # 315 82nd
Population Density1 # 171 90th
Diversity Index2 # 400 78th
Median Household Income # 903 49th
Per Capita Income # 1375 22nd

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