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The City of La Puente had a population of 40,951 as of July 1, 2018. La Puente 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 La Puente is located at latitude 34.02 and longitude -117.9495 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Puente encompass a land area of 3.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 351 feet.

The City of La Puente (GNIS ID: 2411581) 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 La Puente is located within East San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Puente: Hillgrove, Puente.

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


Total Population 40,951
Population in Households 40,902
Population in Familes 36,477
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density2 11,772
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $56,920
Average Household Income $69,800
Per Capita Income $16,260


Total Housing Units 9,960 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,827 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,809 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $370,340
Average Home Value $400,966


Total Households 9,635
Average Household Size 4.25
Family Households 8,333
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.34% 0.33%
Households 0.23% 0.23%
Families 0.31% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

La Puente, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Puente 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 # 217 86th
Population Density # 40 97th
Diversity Index # 337 78th
Median Household Income # 805 47th
Per Capita Income # 1349 11th

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