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Signal Hill, California - Basic Facts

The City of Signal Hill had a population of 11,900 as of July 1, 2017. Signal Hill 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 Signal Hill is located at latitude 33.8034 and longitude -118.1698 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Signal Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 148 feet.

The City of Signal Hill (GNIS ID: 2411899) 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 Signal Hill is located within Long Beach-Lakewood CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Signal Hill 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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Signal Hill, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,900
Daytime Population: Workers 16,929
Daytime Population: Residents 5,789
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,718
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.91
Population in Households 11,852
Population in Familes 8,996
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 5,468
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $76,696
Average Household Income $103,931
Per Capita Income $38,467


Total Housing Units 4,627 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,198 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,201 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 228 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $475,203
Average Home Value $525,523


Total Households 4,399
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 2,658
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 1.07% 0.89%
Households 0.78% 0.77%
Families 0.86% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Signal Hill, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Signal Hill 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 # 452 70th
Population Density # 209 86th
Diversity Index # 88 94th
Median Household Income # 392 74th
Per Capita Income # 405 73rd

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