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Rancho Palos Verdes, California - Basic Facts

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes had a population of 43,502 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Rancho Palos Verdes is located at latitude 33.7532 and longitude -118.368 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 220 feet.

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes (GNIS ID: 2411516) 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 Rancho Palos Verdes is located within Palos Verdes CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rancho Palos Verdes 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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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 43,502
Population in Households 43,179
Population in Familes 38,639
Population in Group Qrtrs 323
Population Density2 3,231
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $132,298
Average Household Income $191,704
Per Capita Income $71,484


Total Housing Units 16,559 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,604 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,497 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 458 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $1,167,796
Average Home Value $1,232,652


Total Households 16,101
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 12,586
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 0.53% 0.47%
Households 0.41% 0.38%
Families 0.44% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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

The table below compares Rancho Palos Verdes 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 # 212 86th
Population Density # 428 72nd
Diversity Index # 755 50th
Median Household Income # 76 95th
Per Capita Income # 87 94th

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