Manhattan Beach, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Manhattan Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Manhattan Beach had a population of 36,048 as of July 1, 2018. Manhattan Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Manhattan Beach is located at latitude 33.8847 and longitude -118.4109 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Manhattan Beach encompass a land area of 3.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Manhattan Beach (GNIS ID: 2411020) 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 Manhattan Beach is located within South Bay Cities CCD of Los Angeles County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Manhattan Beach: Manhattan, Shore Acres.

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


Total Population 36,048
Population in Households 36,020
Population in Familes 28,653
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 9,156
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $157,066
Average Household Income $221,038
Per Capita Income $86,559


Total Housing Units 15,159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,179 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,932 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,048 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $1,654,590
Average Home Value $1,647,900


Total Households 14,111
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 9,020
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 0.31% 0.24%
Households 0.06% 0.09%
Families 0.14% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Manhattan Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manhattan Beach 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 # 236 84th
Population Density # 80 95th
Diversity Index # 1162 23rd
Median Household Income # 42 97th
Per Capita Income # 33 98th

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