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South Gate, California - Basic Facts

The City of South Gate had a population of 97,106 as of July 1, 2017. South Gate 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 South Gate is located at latitude 33.9442 and longitude -118.1928 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Gate (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 115 feet.

The City of South Gate (GNIS ID: 2411935) 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 South Gate is located within South Gate-East Los Angeles CCD of Los Angeles County.

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


Total Population 97,106
Daytime Population: Workers 24,191
Daytime Population: Residents 56,939
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 81,130
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 97,015
Population in Familes 87,938
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density2 13,420
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $43,793
Average Household Income $56,563
Per Capita Income $13,868


Total Housing Units 24,773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,502 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,236 (53.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,035 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $360,432
Average Home Value $384,658


Total Households 23,738
Average Household Size 4.09
Family Households 20,575
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 0.39% 0.48%
Households 0.27% 0.39%
Families 0.29% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

South Gate, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Gate 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 # 78 95th
Population Density # 26 98th
Diversity Index # 456 70th
Median Household Income # 1119 26th
Per Capita Income # 1391 8th

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