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Artesia, California - Basic Facts

The City of Artesia had a population of 17,294 as of July 1, 2017. Artesia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Artesia is located at latitude 33.8676 and longitude -118.0806 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Artesia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.

The City of Artesia (GNIS ID: 2409735) 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 Artesia is located within Downey-Norwalk CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Artesia 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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Artesia, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,294
Daytime Population: Workers 6,396
Daytime Population: Residents 8,832
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,228
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 16,656
Population in Familes 14,643
Population in Group Qrtrs 638
Population Density2 10,671
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $60,506
Average Household Income $80,720
Per Capita Income $23,573


Total Housing Units 4,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,534 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,176 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $491,071
Average Home Value $534,678


Total Households 4,710
Average Household Size 3.54
Family Households 3,824
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.63% 0.64%
Households 0.52% 0.58%
Families 0.54% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Artesia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Artesia 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 # 378 75th
Population Density # 56 96th
Diversity Index # 200 87th
Median Household Income # 649 57th
Per Capita Income # 1013 33rd

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