Ladera Ranch, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Ladera Ranch, California - Basic Facts

The Ladera Ranch Census Designated Place had a population of 24,368 as of July 1, 2018. Ladera Ranch 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 Ladera Ranch is located at latitude 33.5709 and longitude -117.6356 in Orange County. The formal boundaries for the Ladera Ranch Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Orange County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 525 feet.

The Ladera Ranch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583048) 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 Ladera Ranch Census Designated Place is located within Mission Viejo CCD of Orange County.

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Ladera Ranch, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,368
Population in Households 24,368
Population in Familes 22,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,033
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $140,456
Average Household Income $170,961
Per Capita Income $52,138


Total Housing Units 7,731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,502 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,956 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $825,662
Average Home Value $894,016


Total Households 7,458
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 6,219
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 0.71% 0.68%
Households 0.57% 0.61%
Families 0.66% 0.63%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

Ladera Ranch, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ladera Ranch 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 # 312 79th
Population Density # 243 84th
Diversity Index # 884 42nd
Median Household Income # 62 96th
Per Capita Income # 214 86th

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