South Whittier, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Whittier, California - Basic Facts

The South Whittier Census Designated Place had a population of 59,035 as of July 1, 2017. South Whittier 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 Whittier is located at latitude 33.9331 and longitude -118.0308 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the South Whittier Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 177 feet.

The South Whittier Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408778) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The South Whittier Census Designated Place is located within Whittier CCD of Los Angeles County.

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


Total Population 59,035
Daytime Population: Workers 5,062
Daytime Population: Residents 33,060
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38,122
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 58,700
Population in Familes 51,997
Population in Group Qrtrs 335
Population Density2 11,061
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $64,722
Average Household Income $77,449
Per Capita Income $20,462


Total Housing Units 15,998 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,532 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,876 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 590 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $410,262
Average Home Value $442,640


Total Households 15,408
Average Household Size 3.81
Family Households 12,732
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 0.45% 0.51%
Households 0.31% 0.41%
Families 0.3% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

South Whittier, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Whittier 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 # 161 89th
Population Density # 53 97th
Diversity Index # 446 71st
Median Household Income # 566 63rd
Per Capita Income # 1155 24th

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