California’s Richest and Poorest Places

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On July 1, 2015, we updated the demographic data in the California HomeTownLocator Gazetteer with new estimates for 1,523 California places including 480 incorporated places (459 cities and 21 towns) and 1,043 census designated places (CDPs). See Gazetteer Resources & Data Sources for methodology.

There is population, housing and income data for the current year and forecasted growth rates for the next five years. Using a simple online data comparison tool, we’ve identified California’s richest and poorest places using the July 1, 2015 estimates of Average Household Income.

The City of Hidden Hills in Los Angeles County has the highest Average Household Income in California with an average estimated to be $310,676. The City of Hidden Hills has a total population of 1,888 and 603 households. Average household size is 3.13 people. The vast majority of housing is Owner Occupied (87.8%) with just 4.4% of the housing units identified as vacant. Average Home Value in the City of Hidden Hills is $1,150,180.

Winterhaven Census Designated Place (CDP) in Imperial County has the lowest Average Household Income in California with the average estimated to be $22,582. The Winterhaven CDP has a population of 404 with 155 households. Average household size is 2.61. Owners occupy 47.4% of the housing units; renters occupy 33.3% while 19.3% of the housing units are vacant. Average Home Value in Winterhaven CDP is $188,687.

See links below for more data about California places and ZIP Codes:

  1. Top-Twenty Richest California Places
  2. Twenty of the Poorest California Places
  3. Top-Twenty Richest California ZIP Codes
  4. Twenty of the Poorest California ZIP Codes

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