South Whittier, California

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South Whittier
census-designated place
Location of South Whittier in Los Angeles County, California.
Location of South Whittier in Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 33°56′5″N 118°1′51″W / 33.93472°N 118.03083°W / 33.93472; -118.03083Coordinates: 33°56′5″N 118°1′51″W / 33.93472°N 118.03083°W / 33.93472; -118.03083
Country  United States
State  California
County Los Angeles
Area[1]
 • Total 5.346 sq mi (13.846 km2)
 • Land 5.337 sq mi (13.823 km2)
 • Water 0.009 sq mi (0.022 km2)  0.16%
Elevation 177 ft (54 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 57,156
 • Density 11,000/sq mi (4,100/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 90602
Area code(s) 562
FIPS code 06-73430
GNIS feature ID 1661484

South Whittier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Los Angeles County, California just south of the city of Whittier. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 57,156, up from 55,193 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

South Whittier is located at 33°56′5″N 118°1′51″W / 33.93472°N 118.03083°W / 33.93472; -118.03083 (33.934724, -118.030800),[2] or about two miles (3 km) southwest of Whittier.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²), over 99% of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 46,461
1980 43,815 −5.7%
1990 49,514 13.0%
2000 55,193 11.5%
2010 57,156 3.6%
[4]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that South Whittier had a population of 57,156. The population density was 10,691.8 people per square mile (4,128.1/km²). The racial makeup of South Whittier was 33,663 (58.9%) White (16.7% Non-Hispanic White),[6] 859 (1.5%) African American, 743 (1.3%) Native American, 2,305 (4.0%) Asian, 147 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 17,085 (29.9%) from other races, and 2,354 (4.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44,094 persons (77.1%).

The Census reported that 56,859 people (99.5% of the population) lived in households, 282 (0.5%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 15 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 15,067 households, out of which 7,647 (50.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 8,500 (56.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2,678 (17.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,276 (8.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 979 (6.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 110 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,943 households (12.9%) were made up of individuals and 810 (5.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.77. There were 12,454 families (82.7% of all households); the average family size was 4.05.

The population was spread out with 16,274 people (28.5%) under the age of 18, 6,637 people (11.6%) aged 18 to 24, 16,369 people (28.6%) aged 25 to 44, 12,891 people (22.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 4,985 people (8.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.0 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

There were 15,600 housing units at an average density of 2,918.2 per square mile (1,126.7/km²), of which 9,563 (63.5%) were owner-occupied, and 5,504 (36.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 3.7%. 36,050 people (63.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 20,809 people (36.4%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, South Whittier had a median household income of $65,815, with 11.4% of the population living below the federal poverty line. [7]

2000[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 55,193 people, 14,673 households, and 12,266 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 10,257.7 inhabitants per square mile (3,961.0/km²). There were 15,008 housing units at an average density of 2,789.3 per square mile (1,077.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 52.47% White, 1.47% African American, 1.23% Native American, 3.02% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 36.37% from other races, and 5.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 69.31% of the population.

There were 14,673 households out of which 48.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 12.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.74 and the average family size was 3.99.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,378, and the median income for a family was $49,756. Males had a median income of $32,314 versus $25,605 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,080. About 9.2% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature South Whittier is located in the 30th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ronald S. Calderon, and in the 56th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Tony Mendoza. Federally, South Whittier is located in California's 39th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +13[9] and is represented by Democrat Linda Sánchez.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) operates the Norwalk Station in Norwalk, serving South Whittier.[10] In addition the department operates the Whittier Substation in South Whittier.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ http://www.city-data.com/city/South-Whittier-California.html city.data.com
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  6. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0673430.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0673430.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  10. ^ "Norwalk Station." Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  11. ^ "Whittier Substation." Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.