Whittier, CA

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2022 Population
86,459
0.832% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.8
1.07% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.79%
4.22% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$89,686
11.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$707,700
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
40,760
0.259% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Whittier, CA had a population of 86.5k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $89,686. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Whittier, CA declined from 87,184 to 86,459, a −0.832% decrease and its median household income grew from $80,306 to $89,686, a 11.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Whittier, CA are Other (Hispanic) (35.6%), White (Non-Hispanic) (22.5%), White (Hispanic) (17.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.3%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.86%).

None of the households in Whittier, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.3% of the residents in Whittier, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Whittier, CA are Whittier College (125763) (383 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Whittier, CA was $707,700, and the homeownership rate was 56.7%.

Most people in Whittier, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33 minutes. The average car ownership in Whittier, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Whittier, CA is home to a population of 86.5k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.7% of Whittier, CA residents were born outside of the country (14.4k people).

In 2022, there were 1.58 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (30.8k people) in Whittier, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 15.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.3%
2022 Citizenship
94.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.3% of Whittier, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Whittier, CA was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Whittier, CA
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    30.8k ± 2.33k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.4k ± 1.17k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 1.6k
67.8%
Hispanic Population
58.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.58 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (30.8k people) in Whittier, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 15.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

67.8% of the people in Whittier, CA are hispanic (58.6k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.4k people
16%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.9k people

As of 2022, 16.7% of Whittier, CA residents (14.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Whittier, CA was 16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    663 ± 177
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    438 ± 132
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    310 ± 133

Whittier, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Whittier, CA employs 40.8k people. The largest industries in Whittier, CA are Educational Services (4,981 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,939 people), and Manufacturing (4,323 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($91,583), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,135), and Utilities ($69,777).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

40.8k
2022 Value
± 1,610
−0.259%
1 Year decline
± 5.44%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Whittier, CA declined at a rate of −0.259%, from 40.9k employees to 40.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whittier, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,998 people), Management Occupations (4,279 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,220 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whittier, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

40.8k
2022 Value
± 1,610
−0.259%
1 Year decline
± 5.44%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Whittier, CA declined at a rate of −0.259%, from 40.9k employees to 40.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whittier, CA, are Educational Services (4,981 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,939 people), and Manufacturing (4,323 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whittier, CA, though some of these residents may live in Whittier, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,836
Median earning men ± $2,758
$41,845
Median earning women ± $1,752

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($109,423), Construction ($69,119), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,589).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,771), Construction ($62,270), and Information ($53,426).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Whittier, CA awarded 383 degrees. The student population of Whittier, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 521 male students and 671 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Whittier, CA are Hispanic or Latino (212 and 58.7%), followed by White (85 and 23.5%), Asian (26 and 7.2%), and Black or African American (16 and 4.43%).

The largest universities in Whittier, CA by number of degrees awarded are Whittier College (125763) (383 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Whittier, CA are Kinesiology & Exercise Science (46 and 12%), General Business Administration & Management (43 and 11.2%), and General Biological Sciences (31 and 8.09%).

The median tuition cost in Whittier, CA for private four year colleges is $48,924.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Whittier, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 10.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,192 (43.7% men and 56.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,192 students enrolled in Whittier, CA, 43.7% men and 56.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 529 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Whittier, CA was General Biological Sciences with 31 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
383 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Whittier College (125763) with 383 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 159 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Whittier, CA, which is 0.71 times less than the 224 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 212 degrees mean that there were 2.49 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 85 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($48,924) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($940) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whittier, CA was $707,700 in 2022, which is 2.51 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $630,200 to $707,700, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Whittier, CA is 56.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Whittier, CA have an average commute time of 33 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Whittier, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Whittier, CA is $89,686. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Whittier, CA was Census Tract 5033.01 with a value of $138,850, followed by Census Tract 5003 and Census Tract 4085.03, with respective values of $135,625 and $135,179.

Property

$707,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,167
$15,599
Median Property Taxes
±$855

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Whittier, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.7%
Homeownership
2022
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.7% of the housing units in Whittier, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5033.01
  2. Census Tract 5003
  3. Census Tract 4085.03

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whittier, CA was Census Tract 5033.01 with a value of $138,850, followed by Census Tract 5003 and Census Tract 4085.03, with respective values of $135,625 and $135,179.

The following map shows all of the places in Whittier, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$89,686
Median Household Income
± $4,331
27.5k
Number of Households
± 1,227

In 2022, the median household income of the 27.5k households in Whittier, CA grew to $89,686 from the previous year's value of $80,306.

The following chart displays the households in Whittier, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Whittier, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.23%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.47%)

In 2022, 77.9% of workers in Whittier, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.23%) and those who worked at home (8.47%).

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Commute Time

33 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whittier, CA have a longer commute time (33 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.48% of the workforce in Whittier, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Whittier, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Whittier, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.79% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whittier, CA (7.46k out of 84.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Whittier, CA is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.3% of the population of Whittier, CA has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 9.13% on non-group plans, and 0.572% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1354 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1363 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1097 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 245 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,354 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Los Angeles County, CA

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,354 patients per year. This represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1,363 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.72%
Uninsured
55.2%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
9.13%
Non-Group
0.572%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whittier, CA declined by 11.6% from 7.6% to 6.72%.

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