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Santa Fe Springs, California - Basic Facts

The City of Santa Fe Springs had a population of 17,930 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Santa Fe Springs is located at latitude 33.9336 and longitude -118.0626 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Santa Fe Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Santa Fe Springs (GNIS ID: 2411823) 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 Santa Fe Springs is located within Whittier CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs: Fulton Sulphur Springs.

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Santa Fe Springs, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,930
Population in Households 17,756
Population in Familes 15,555
Population in Group Qrtrs 174
Population Density2 2,021
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $60,316
Average Household Income $73,670
Per Capita Income $22,559


Total Housing Units 5,748 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,432 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,996 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 320 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $424,715
Average Home Value $486,643


Total Households 5,428
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 4,058
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 1.22% 0.4%
Households 1.64% 0.33%
Families 1.17% 0.35%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Santa Fe Springs, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Santa Fe Springs 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 # 372 76th
Population Density # 600 60th
Diversity Index # 443 71st
Median Household Income # 712 53rd
Per Capita Income # 1096 28th

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