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South Gate, California - Basic Facts

The City of South Gate had a population of 97,303 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.9547 and longitude -118.212 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Gate 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.

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South Gate, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 97,303
Population in Households 97,213
Population in Familes 88,501
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density2 13,447
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $47,071
Average Household Income $60,031
Per Capita Income $14,713


Total Housing Units 24,830 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,351 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,432 (54.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,047 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $373,421
Average Home Value $412,149


Total Households 23,783
Average Household Size 4.09
Family Households 20,632
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.37% 0.34%
Households 0.26% 0.23%
Families 0.29% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 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 # 78 95th
Population Density # 25 98th
Diversity Index # 464 70th
Median Household Income # 1074 29th
Per Capita Income # 1382 9th

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