Hawthorne, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hawthorne, California - Basic Facts

The City of Hawthorne had a population of 88,242 as of July 1, 2017. Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne is located at latitude 33.9148 and longitude -118.3481 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hawthorne (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.08 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 72 feet.

The City of Hawthorne (GNIS ID: 2410720) 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 Hawthorne is located within Inglewood CCD of Los Angeles County.

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


Total Population 88,242
Daytime Population: Workers 27,755
Daytime Population: Residents 45,704
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 73,459
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 87,742
Population in Familes 72,376
Population in Group Qrtrs 500
Population Density2 14,511
Diversity Index3 91


Median Household Income $47,157
Average Household Income $61,237
Per Capita Income $20,872


Total Housing Units 31,088 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,930 (25.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,664 (69.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,494 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $497,220
Average Home Value $518,764


Total Households 29,594
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 20,345
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% 0.6%
Households 0.53% 0.52%
Families 0.54% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Hawthorne, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hawthorne 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 # 93 94th
Population Density # 19 99th
Diversity Index # 24 98th
Median Household Income # 1024 33rd
Per Capita Income # 1133 25th

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