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La Quinta, California - Basic Facts

The City of La Quinta had a population of 40,152 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for La Quinta is located at latitude 33.6418 and longitude -116.2739 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Quinta (see map below) 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 Coachella Valley CCD of Riverside County.

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

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


Total Population 40,152
Daytime Population: Workers 17,518
Daytime Population: Residents 23,100
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,618
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 40,102
Population in Familes 33,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 1,143
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $80,154
Average Household Income $118,841
Per Capita Income $46,607


Total Housing Units 24,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,620 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,251 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,351 (34.5%)
Median Home Value $493,322
Average Home Value $597,500


Total Households 15,872
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 11,530
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 0.96% 1.13%
Households 0.95% 1.09%
Families 1.02% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 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 # 219 86th
Population Density # 747 51st
Diversity Index # 639 58th
Median Household Income # 354 77th
Per Capita Income # 263 83rd

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