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The West Whittier-Los Nietos CDP(1) had a population of 25,728 as of July 1, 2021. West Whittier-Los Nietos 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 West Whittier-Los Nietos is located at latitude 33.976 and longitude -118.0689 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the West Whittier-Los Nietos Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The West Whittier-Los Nietos Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without 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 West Whittier-Los Nietos Census Designated Place is located within Whittier CCD of Los Angeles County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Whittier-Los Nietos: West Whittier-Los Nietos CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 25,728 (100%)
Population in Households 25,523 (99.2%)
Population in Families 22,818 (88.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 205 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 10,213
Diversity Index2 73


Median Household Income $78,170
Average Household Income $94,152
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $24,706
Wealth Index5 94


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,998 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,667 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,044 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $526,453
Average Home Value $582,114
Housing Affordability Index3 87


Total Households 6,710
Average Household Size 3.8
Family Households 5,573
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.07% 0.12%
Households 0.02% 0.09%
Families -0.04% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.08%

West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Whittier-Los Nietos to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 293 81st
Population Density # 63 96th
Median Household Income # 555 64th
Housing Affordability Index # 800 53rd
Per Capita Income # 1089 28th
Diversity Index # 589 61st

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