South Whittier, CA Profile: Facts & Data

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South Whittier, California - Basic Facts

The South Whittier Census Designated Place had a population of 58,368 as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South Whittier, CA Housing Affordability Index is 75
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

South Whittier, CA Wealth Index is 75
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 58,368
Population in Households 58,036
Population in Familes 51,495
Population in Group Qrtrs 332
Population Density 10,937
Diversity Index1 78
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,840
Average Household Income $84,224
Per Capita Income $22,012
Wealth Index3 75

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,849 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,365 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,881 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 603 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $486,794
Housing Affordability Index2 75
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,246
Average Household Size 3.81
Family Households 12,607
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.23% 0.16%
Households 0.13% 0.06%
Families 0.13% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   3.44%

South Whittier, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Whittier to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 163 89th
Population Density # 53 97th
Diversity Index # 456 70th
Median Household Income # 589 61st
Per Capita Income # 1151 24th

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