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The City of Avalon had a population of 3,870 as of July 1, 2018. Avalon ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Avalon is located at latitude 33.3428 and longitude -118.3279 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Avalon encompass a land area of 2.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Avalon (GNIS ID: 2409763) 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 Avalon is located within Palos Verdes CCD of Los Angeles County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Avalon: Shatto.

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


Total Population 3,870
Population in Households 3,860
Population in Familes 2,980
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,319
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $60,554
Average Household Income $82,825
Per Capita Income $32,832


Total Housing Units 2,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 367 (15.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,150 (49.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 794 (34.4%)
Median Home Value $999,000
Average Home Value $1,150,411


Total Households 1,516
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 906
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 0.45% 0.43%
Households 0.35% 0.33%
Families 0.2% 0.44%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   3.72%

Avalon, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avalon 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 # 705 54th
Population Density # 713 53rd
Diversity Index # 330 78th
Median Household Income # 709 53rd
Per Capita Income # 658 57th

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