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Bell Gardens, California - Basic Facts

The City of Bell Gardens had a population of 43,085 as of July 1, 2019. Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens is located at latitude 33.9653 and longitude -118.1515 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bell Gardens encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 121 feet.

The City of Bell Gardens (GNIS ID: 2409817) 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 Bell Gardens is located within South Gate-East Los Angeles CCD of Los Angeles County.


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Bell Gardens, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bell Gardens, CA Housing Affordability Index is 42
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Bell Gardens, CA Wealth Index is 35
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 43,085 (100%)
Population in Households 42,648 (99.0%)
Population in Families 38,724 (89.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 437 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 17,524
Diversity Index2 78
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,368
Average Household Income $53,537
Per Capita Income $12,215
Wealth Index4 35

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,183 (21.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,635 (75.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 335 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $479,307
Housing Affordability Index3 42
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,818
Average Household Size 4.34
Family Households 8,738
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.26% 0.2%
Households 0.18% 0.11%
Families 0.21% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Bell Gardens, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bell Gardens to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 214 86th
Population Density # 12 99th
Diversity Index # 455 70th
Median Household Income # 1287 15th
Per Capita Income # 1447 5th

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