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Apple Valley, California - Basic Facts

The Town of Apple Valley had a population of 73,681 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Apple Valley is located at latitude 34.5008 and longitude -117.1859 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Apple Valley encompass a land area of 74.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,946 feet.

The Town of Apple Valley (GNIS ID: 2412372) 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 Town of Apple Valley is located within Victorville-Hesperia CCD of San Bernardino County.


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Apple Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 73,681 (100%)
Population in Households 73,267 (99.4%)
Population in Families 62,486 (84.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 414 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 983
Diversity Index2 77
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,914
Average Household Income $83,014
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $28,622
Wealth Index5 103
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 27,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,015 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,383 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,920 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $310,905
Average Home Value $358,583
Housing Affordability Index3 107
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 25,398
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 18,895
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.62% 0.63%
Households 0.72% 0.67%
Families 0.63% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
Owner Occupied HU   0.92%

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Apple Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Apple Valley to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 120 92nd
Population Density # 776 49th
Median Household Income # 908 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 961 63rd
Per Capita Income # 913 40th
Diversity Index # 468 69th

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