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Cypress, California - Basic Facts

The City of Cypress had a population of 51,226 as of July 1, 2017. Cypress 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 Cypress is located at latitude 33.8185 and longitude -118.0383 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cypress (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Cypress (GNIS ID: 2410282) 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 Cypress is located within Anaheim-Santa Ana-Garden Grove CCD of Orange County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cypress population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cypress: Waterville.

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Cypress, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 51,226
Daytime Population: Workers 24,419
Daytime Population: Residents 26,952
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51,371
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 50,627
Population in Familes 45,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 599
Population Density2 7,749
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $87,712
Average Household Income $110,190
Per Capita Income $35,881


Total Housing Units 16,758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,345 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,103 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 310 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $581,053
Average Home Value $606,873


Total Households 16,448
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 13,261
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.83% 0.8%
Households 0.56% 0.65%
Families 0.54% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Cypress, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cypress 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 # 183 88th
Population Density # 114 93rd
Diversity Index # 523 66th
Median Household Income # 267 82nd
Per Capita Income # 480 68th

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