Rosemead, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rosemead, California - Basic Facts

The City of Rosemead had a population of 55,405 as of July 1, 2018. Rosemead ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rosemead is located at latitude 34.0689 and longitude -118.0827 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rosemead (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.16 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 318 feet.

The City of Rosemead (GNIS ID: 2410998) 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 Rosemead is located within Southwest San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

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


Total Population 55,405
Population in Households 55,088
Population in Familes 49,391
Population in Group Qrtrs 317
Population Density2 10,733
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $51,044
Average Household Income $68,056
Per Capita Income $18,052


Total Housing Units 15,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,761 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,787 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 539 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $528,329
Average Home Value $559,819


Total Households 14,548
Average Household Size 3.79
Family Households 12,219
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.37% 0.35%
Households 0.25% 0.24%
Families 0.32% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Rosemead, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rosemead 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 # 171 89th
Population Density # 58 96th
Diversity Index # 470 69th
Median Household Income # 975 36th
Per Capita Income # 1287 15th

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