South Whittier, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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The South Whittier Census Designated Place had a population of 58,692 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.9608 and longitude -118.0417 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the South Whittier Census Designated Place 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.

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


Total Population 58,692
Population in Households 58,361
Population in Familes 51,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 331
Population Density2 10,997
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $66,905
Average Household Income $79,838
Per Capita Income $21,078


Total Housing Units 15,944 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,384 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,928 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 632 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $429,555
Average Home Value $489,366


Total Households 15,312
Average Household Size 3.81
Family Households 12,671
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 0.32% 0.3%
Households 0.2% 0.19%
Families 0.21% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

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, 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 # 161 89th
Population Density # 53 97th
Diversity Index # 450 71st
Median Household Income # 574 62nd
Per Capita Income # 1163 23rd

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