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Malibu, California - Basic Facts

The City of Malibu had a population of 13,350 as of July 1, 2018. Malibu ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Malibu is located at latitude 34.0342 and longitude -118.7795 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Malibu (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of Malibu (GNIS ID: 2410913) 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 Malibu is located within Agoura Hills-Malibu CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Malibu population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 13,350
Population in Households 12,762
Population in Familes 9,507
Population in Group Qrtrs 588
Population Density2 675
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $151,187
Average Household Income $213,735
Per Capita Income $86,416


Total Housing Units 7,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,855 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,668 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,596 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $2,000,001
Average Home Value $1,894,228


Total Households 5,523
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 3,405
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 0.66% 0.56%
Households 0.58% 0.48%
Families 0.77% 0.57%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Malibu, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Malibu 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 # 431 72nd
Population Density # 865 43rd
Diversity Index # 1370 10th
Median Household Income # 48 97th
Per Capita Income # 34 98th

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