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Arcadia, California - Basic Facts

The City of Arcadia had a population of 58,046 as of July 1, 2018. 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 34.1397 and longitude -118.0353 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arcadia 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.

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Arcadia, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 58,046
Population in Households 57,164
Population in Familes 50,722
Population in Group Qrtrs 882
Population Density2 5,313
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $91,404
Average Household Income $126,150
Per Capita Income $43,912


Total Housing Units 20,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,165 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,741 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,044 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $983,037
Average Home Value $1,151,661


Total Households 19,906
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 15,301
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.36% 0.31%
Households 0.19% 0.2%
Families 0.24% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

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, 2018 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 # 221 85th
Diversity Index # 776 49th
Median Household Income # 282 81st
Per Capita Income # 340 78th

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