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Lomita, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lomita had a population of 21,148 as of July 1, 2018. Lomita 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 Lomita is located at latitude 33.7922 and longitude -118.3151 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lomita encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 95 feet.

The City of Lomita (GNIS ID: 2410859) 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 Lomita is located within Palos Verdes CCD of Los Angeles County.

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


Total Population 21,148
Population in Households 20,966
Population in Familes 16,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 182
Population Density2 11,067
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $67,606
Average Household Income $91,799
Per Capita Income $36,404


Total Housing Units 8,603 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,747 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,588 (53.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 268 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $605,830
Average Home Value $683,296


Total Households 8,335
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 5,262
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 0.52% 0.44%
Households 0.4% 0.33%
Families 0.5% 0.42%
Median Household Income   4.01%
Per Capita Income   3.84%

Lomita, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lomita 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 # 341 78th
Population Density # 52 97th
Diversity Index # 345 77th
Median Household Income # 565 63rd
Per Capita Income # 523 66th

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