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Palos Verdes Estates, California - Basic Facts

The City of Palos Verdes Estates had a population of 13,751 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Palos Verdes Estates is located at latitude 33.7865 and longitude -118.3949 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palos Verdes Estates (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 210 feet.

The City of Palos Verdes Estates (GNIS ID: 2411363) 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 Palos Verdes Estates is located within Palos Verdes CCD of Los Angeles County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palos Verdes Estates: Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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Palos Verdes Estates, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,751
Population in Households 13,734
Population in Familes 12,483
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 2,881
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $264,704
Per Capita Income $99,074


Total Housing Units 5,399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,503 (83.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 641 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $1,765,565
Average Home Value $1,725,727


Total Households 5,144
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 4,161
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 0.28% 0.28%
Households 0.19% 0.19%
Families 0.23% 0.23%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Palos Verdes Estates, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palos Verdes Estates 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 # 426 72nd
Population Density # 486 68th
Diversity Index # 1040 32nd
Median Household Income # 9 100th
Per Capita Income # 14 99th

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