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Pomona, California - Basic Facts

The City of Pomona had a population of 156,094 as of July 1, 2018. Pomona 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 Pomona is located at latitude 34.0553 and longitude -117.7523 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pomona encompass a land area of 22.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 850 feet.

The City of Pomona (GNIS ID: 2411454) 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 Pomona is located within East San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

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


Total Population 156,094
Population in Households 151,891
Population in Familes 132,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,203
Population Density2 6,801
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $53,856
Average Household Income $71,285
Per Capita Income $19,024


Total Housing Units 42,350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,310 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,717 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,323 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $376,705
Average Home Value $407,881


Total Households 40,027
Average Household Size 3.79
Family Households 31,600
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.56% 0.46%
Households 0.48% 0.39%
Families 0.53% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Pomona, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pomona 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 # 35 98th
Population Density # 152 90th
Diversity Index # 143 91st
Median Household Income # 904 40th
Per Capita Income # 1250 18th

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