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La Quinta, California - Basic Facts

The City of La Quinta had a population of 40,856 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for La Quinta is located at latitude 33.6634 and longitude -116.31 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Quinta encompass a land area of 35.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.42 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of La Quinta (GNIS ID: 2411582) 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 La Quinta is located within Cathedral City-Palm Desert CCD of Riverside County.

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La Quinta, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 40,856
Population in Households 40,804
Population in Familes 34,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 1,163
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $84,444
Average Household Income $124,441
Per Capita Income $49,119


Total Housing Units 24,613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,775 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,472 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,366 (34.0%)
Median Home Value $563,002
Average Home Value $742,415


Total Households 16,247
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 11,804
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.06% 1.26%
Households 1.12% 1.27%
Families 1.19% 1.31%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   3.83%

La Quinta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Quinta 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 # 218 86th
Population Density # 748 51st
Diversity Index # 634 58th
Median Household Income # 352 77th
Per Capita Income # 274 82nd

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