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Hawaiian Gardens, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hawaiian Gardens had a population of 14,279 as of July 1, 2020. Hawaiian Gardens 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 Hawaiian Gardens is located at latitude 33.8314 and longitude -118.0728 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hawaiian Gardens encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of Hawaiian Gardens (GNIS ID: 2410716) 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 Hawaiian Gardens is located within Long Beach-Lakewood CCD of Los Angeles County.


Hawaiian Gardens, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 14,279 (100%)
Population in Households 14,261 (99.9%)
Population in Families 12,480 (87.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 18 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 15,061
Diversity Index2 86


Median Household Income $47,316
Average Household Income $58,938
% of Income for Mortgage4 35%
Per Capita Income $14,590
Wealth Index5 41


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,714 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,465 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,091 (56.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $399,138
Average Home Value $436,869
Housing Affordability Index3 71


Total Households 3,556
Average Household Size 4.01
Family Households 2,885
Average Family Size 4
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.02% -0.07%
Households -0.02% -0.16%
Families 0.05% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.23%


Hawaiian Gardens, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hawaiian Gardens to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 416 73rd
Population Density # 15 99th
Median Household Income # 1188 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 413 27th
Per Capita Income # 1405 8th
Diversity Index # 158 90th

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