Lomita, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lomita, California - Basic Facts

The City of Lomita had a population of 21,421 as of July 1, 2017. 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 33.7933 and longitude -118.3174 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lomita (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 21,421
Daytime Population: Workers 5,354
Daytime Population: Residents 9,953
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,307
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 21,238
Population in Familes 16,688
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density2 11,209
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $64,983
Average Household Income $88,020
Per Capita Income $34,923


Total Housing Units 8,677 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,838 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,604 (53.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $574,042
Average Home Value $586,034


Total Households 8,442
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 5,316
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.77% 0.76%
Households 0.63% 0.66%
Families 0.71% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 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 # 338 78th
Population Density # 50 97th
Diversity Index # 348 77th
Median Household Income # 562 63rd
Per Capita Income # 514 66th

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