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El Segundo, California - Basic Facts

The City of El Segundo had a population of 17,238 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for El Segundo is located at latitude 33.9192 and longitude -118.4165 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of El Segundo encompass a land area of 5.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 115 feet.

The City of El Segundo (GNIS ID: 2410417) 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 El Segundo is located within South Bay Cities CCD of Los Angeles County.

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


Total Population 17,238
Population in Households 17,160
Population in Familes 12,990
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 3,155
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $105,795
Average Household Income $146,192
Per Capita Income $61,507


Total Housing Units 7,566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,940 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,297 (56.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 329 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $946,087
Average Home Value $1,032,789


Total Households 7,237
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 4,228
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 0.42% 0.36%
Households 0.26% 0.23%
Families 0.36% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

El Segundo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Segundo 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 # 378 75th
Population Density # 435 71st
Diversity Index # 858 43rd
Median Household Income # 176 88th
Per Capita Income # 141 91st

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