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Whittier, CA (California) Houses and Residents

Whittier,CA index of house prices

Total population: 87,318 (Urban population: 83,838, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 28,917 (27,597 occupied: 15,575 owner occupied, 12,022 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

44%
State:

46%

Housing density: 1,976 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $656,094.

Median contract rent in 2016: $667 (lower quartile is $550, upper quartile is $808)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,843


Median gross rent in Whittier, CA in 2016: $723

Housing units in Whittier with a mortgage: 11,827 (331 second mortgage, 1,135 home equity loan, 72 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,748

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $108,520

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $57,476

Median monthly housing costs: $1,474


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Whittier, California Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $509,300 (it was $209,800 in 2000)
Whittier:

$509,300
California:

$477,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $423,300 - $676,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $608,189
Here:

$608,189
State:

$662,746

Townhouses or other attached units: $500,790
Here:

$500,790
State:

$572,965

In 2-unit structures: $607,482
Here:

$607,482
State:

$907,600

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $578,208
Here:

$578,208
State:

$578,996

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $313,920
Here:

$313,920
State:

$548,947

Mobile homes: $45,104
Here:

$45,104
State:

$109,501
Median year house/condo built: 1955

Median year apartment built: 1958

Household type by relationship:

Households: 86,892
  • In family households: 75,191 (10,053 male householders, 9,862 female householders)
    13,910 spouses, 29,917 children (27,688 natural, 776 adopted, 1,453 stepchildren), 2,857 grandchildren, 1,224 brothers or sisters, 2,456 parents, 2,799 other relatives, 2,113 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,011 (4,381 male householders (2,998 living alone)), 3,301 female householders (2,846 living alone)), 2,329 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,690

Size of family households: 5,911 2-persons, 5,324 3-persons, 4,318 4-persons, 2,525 5-persons, 1,133 6-persons, 704 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,844 1-person, 1,647 2-persons, 191 3-persons.

13,445 married couples with children.
5,181 single-parent households (1,029 men, 4,152 women).

56.2% of residents of Whittier speak English at home.
39.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (29% speak English very well, 52% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 14,544 (16.7%)
(63.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Whittier, California:

  • 51no bedroom
  • 1921 bedroom
  • 2,3502 bedrooms
  • 8,1473 bedrooms
  • 3,7384 bedrooms
  • 1,0975+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Whittier population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whittier, California:

  • 1,720no bedroom
  • 3,7581 bedroom
  • 3,9972 bedrooms
  • 2,3893 bedrooms
  • 1584 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Whittier population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Whittier in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 190no vehicle
  • 2,4921 vehicle
  • 6,2402 vehicles
  • 4,0053 vehicles
  • 1,8064 vehicles
  • 8425+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Whittier population

Cars and other vehicles available in Whittier in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,008no vehicle
  • 4,7061 vehicle
  • 4,5242 vehicles
  • 1,3983 vehicles
  • 664 vehicles
  • 3205+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Whittier population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Whittier, California:

  • 511 room
  • 612 rooms
  • 2093 rooms
  • 1,5624 rooms
  • 3,6655 rooms
  • 4,2286 rooms
  • 2,0647 rooms
  • 2,2408 rooms
  • 1,4959+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Whittier population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whittier, California:

  • 1,7201 room
  • 5502 rooms
  • 3,0953 rooms
  • 3,3404 rooms
  • 1,6315 rooms
  • 1,0786 rooms
  • 3327 rooms
  • 2768 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Whittier population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Whittier, CA household income distribution

  • Whittier, CA household income distribution
  • 1,011Less than $10,000
  • 1,305$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,080$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,321$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,114$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,013$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,089$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,193$40,000 to $44,999
  • 444$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,429$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,981$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,514$75,000 to $99,999
  • 3,822$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,394$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,971$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,916$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Whittier, CA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Whittier, CA
  • 106Less than $10,000
  • 11$10,000 to $14,999
  • 28$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 26$30,000 to $34,999
  • 60$35,000 to $39,999
  • 47$40,000 to $49,999
  • 35$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4$60,000 to $69,999
  • 30$70,000 to $79,999
  • 6$80,000 to $89,999
  • 14$100,000 to $124,999
  • 27$125,000 to $149,999
  • 36$150,000 to $174,999
  • 21$175,000 to $199,999
  • 270$200,000 to $249,999
  • 436$250,000 to $299,999
  • 3,200$300,000 to $399,999
  • 4,623$400,000 to $499,999
  • 4,537$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,433$750,000 to $999,999
  • 405$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 144$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 167$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Whittier, CA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Whittier, CA
  • 4Less than $100
  • 25$100 to $149
  • 54$150 to $199
  • 149$200 to $249
  • 51$250 to $299
  • 41$300 to $349
  • 31$350 to $399
  • 105$400 to $449
  • 57$450 to $499
  • 88$500 to $549
  • 51$550 to $599
  • 84$600 to $649
  • 53$650 to $699
  • 374$700 to $749
  • 300$750 to $799
  • 1,168$800 to $899
  • 1,096$900 to $999
  • 2,715$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,163$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,128$1,500 to $1,999
  • 927$2,000 to $2,499
  • 81$2,500 to $2,999
  • 90$3,000 to $3,499
  • 10$3,500 or more
  • 210No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,0292010 or later
  • 2,1982000 to 2009
  • 2,7011990 to 1999
  • 4,7701980 to 1989
  • 3,6651970 to 1979
  • 2,995Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Whittier population
Whittier commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 115
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,771
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,421
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,353
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 5,081
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,215
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 6,036
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,510
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,678
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 5,775
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 4,833
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,092
Whittier, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 82.3%
Number of people working at home: 2,663 (6.4% of all workers)

Whittier mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 27,271 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 3,570 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,020 (3%)
  • Taxi: 591 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 189 (1%)
  • Walked: 928 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,397 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 1,375
 American: 1,311
 English: 1,053
 Italian: 797
 Irish: 676
 Armenian: 612
 European: 296
 Russian: 238
 Scottish: 199
 French (except Basque): 154
 Polish: 146
 Scandinavian: 130
 British: 115
 Scotch-Irish: 108
 Norwegian: 103
 Swedish: 103
 Greek: 101
 Portuguese: 93
 Romanian: 69
 Hungarian: 67
 Canadian: 64
 Danish: 55
 Lebanese: 47
 Northern European: 46
 Dutch: 45
 Croatian: 40
 Brazilian: 40
 Ukrainian: 37
 Arab: 33
 French Canadian: 33
 Iranian: 28
 Slovak: 28
 Jamaican: 24
 Basque: 21
 Swiss: 20
 Czech: 18
 Eastern European: 18
 Welsh: 16
 African: 15
 Belizean: 14
 Bulgarian: 13
 Pennsylvania German: 10
 Latvian: 9
 Austrian: 8
 Yugoslavian: 8
 Cape Verdean: 7
 Belgian: 6
 Turkish: 6
 Finnish: 5
 Czechoslovakian: 5
 Kenyan: 5
 Ethiopian: 2
 Ghanaian: 2

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 59%Mexico
  • 8%El Salvador
  • 3%Philippines
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Guatemala
  • 1%India
  • 1%Korea

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 64,839
  • Other state: 7,201
  • Northeast: 1,321
  • Midwest: 1,907
  • South: 2,044
  • West: 1,929

92% of Whittier residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in California.

Whittier:

91.7%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 557
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 226
  • 5th and 6th grade: 622
  • 7th and 8th grade: 245
  • 9th grade: 108
  • 10th grade: 173
  • 11th grade: 740
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 665
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,891
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,348
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,142
  • Associate degree: 2,172
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,427
  • Master's degree: 1,856
  • Professional school degree: 283
  • Doctorate degree: 103

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 699
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 157
  • 5th and 6th grade: 643
  • 7th and 8th grade: 179
  • 9th grade: 605
  • 10th grade: 401
  • 11th grade: 533
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 759
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,924
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,623
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,160
  • Associate degree: 2,578
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,415
  • Master's degree: 2,211
  • Professional school degree: 369
  • Doctorate degree: 173

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.4%Males
  • 5.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.7%Males
  • 7.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 41.2%Males
  • 23.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.2%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 2.0%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 3.9%Females
Whittier marital status for males
Whittier marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,457
  • One, attached: 881
  • Two: 767
  • 3 or 4: 1,569
  • 5 to 9: 2,331
  • 10 to 19: 1,092
  • 20 to 49: 1,207
  • 50 or more: 1,262
  • Mobile homes: 281
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 70

Median worth of mobile homes: $46,201

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 5.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Whittier:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Whittier
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.9%)
  • Electricity (13.8%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (60.5%)
  • Electricity (31.6%)
  • No fuel used (6.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,110
Here:

13.3%
California:

7.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 336
Here:

5.2%
California:

7.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,680
Here:

26.2%
California:

15.5%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)