La Presa, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Presa, California - Basic Facts

The La Presa Census Designated Place had a population of 35,581 as of July 1, 2018. La Presa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Presa is located at latitude 32.7123 and longitude -117.0037 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the La Presa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 354 feet.

The La Presa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408510) 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 La Presa Census Designated Place is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Presa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 35,581
Population in Households 35,267
Population in Familes 30,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 314
Population Density2 6,473
Diversity Index3 90


Median Household Income $64,776
Average Household Income $82,598
Per Capita Income $24,585


Total Housing Units 11,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,360 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,158 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 494 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $393,482
Average Home Value $443,691


Total Households 10,518
Average Household Size 3.35
Family Households 8,231
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.49% 0.6%
Households 0.4% 0.53%
Families 0.44% 0.56%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

La Presa, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Presa 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 # 238 84th
Population Density # 169 89th
Diversity Index # 35 98th
Median Household Income # 613 60th
Per Capita Income # 1007 34th

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