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Arcadia, California - Basic Facts

The City of Arcadia had a population of 58,325 as of July 1, 2017. Arcadia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arcadia is located at latitude 34.1327 and longitude -118.0363 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arcadia (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 482 feet.

The City of Arcadia (GNIS ID: 2409722) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Arcadia is located within Upper San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arcadia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Arcadia, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 58,325
Daytime Population: Workers 33,681
Daytime Population: Residents 30,076
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 63,757
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 57,435
Population in Familes 50,689
Population in Group Qrtrs 890
Population Density2 5,339
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $87,719
Average Household Income $122,404
Per Capita Income $42,688


Total Housing Units 21,084 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,340 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,688 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,056 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $904,028
Average Home Value $916,789


Total Households 20,028
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 15,366
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.51%
Households 0.3% 0.42%
Families 0.33% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Arcadia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arcadia to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 162 89th
Population Density # 220 86th
Diversity Index # 762 50th
Median Household Income # 266 83rd
Per Capita Income # 325 79th

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