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Sierra Madre, California - Basic Facts

The City of Sierra Madre had a population of 11,464 as of July 1, 2017. Sierra Madre 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 Sierra Madre is located at latitude 34.1688 and longitude -118.0502 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sierra Madre (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 827 feet.

The City of Sierra Madre (GNIS ID: 2411897) 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 Sierra Madre is located within Upper San Gabriel Valley CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sierra Madre population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sierra Madre, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,464
Daytime Population: Workers 3,053
Daytime Population: Residents 5,409
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,462
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 11,463
Population in Familes 8,723
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 3,883
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $100,175
Average Household Income $148,416
Per Capita Income $65,123


Total Housing Units 5,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,026 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,004 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 243 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $888,458
Average Home Value $909,955


Total Households 5,030
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 3,000
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 0.68% 0.69%
Households 0.54% 0.6%
Families 0.6% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Sierra Madre, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sierra Madre to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 462 70th
Population Density # 333 78th
Diversity Index # 942 38th
Median Household Income # 186 88th
Per Capita Income # 101 93rd

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