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Total population: 81,877 (All urban)

Whittier,CA index of house prices


Houses: 29,040 (28,333 occupied: 16,380 owner occupied, 11,953 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

41%

Housing density: 1985 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $361,782.


Median contract rent in 2009: $960 (lower quartile is $778, upper quartile is $1,218)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $1,038


Median gross rent in Whittier, CA in 2009: $1,028


Housing units in Whittier with a mortgage: 11,731 (1,821 second mortgage, 1,062 home equity loan, 65 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,790


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $99,167


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $53,240


Median monthly housing costs: $1,332





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $430,400 (it was $209,800 in 2000)
Whittier:

$430,400
California:

$384,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $339,700 - $594,600

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $579,281
Here:

$579,281
State:

$521,364

Townhouses or other attached units: $478,111
Here:

$478,111
State:

$436,871

In 2-unit structures: $67,364
Here:

$67,364
State:

$634,434

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $291,490
Here:

$291,490
State:

$443,730

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $496,399
Here:

$496,399
State:

$418,318

Mobile homes: $109,744
Here:

$109,744
State:

$59,450

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,637
Here:

$52,637
State:

$63,652

Median year house/condo built: 1956

Median year apartment built: 1962

Household type by relationship:

Households: 81,488
  • In family households: 72,317 (15,107 male householders, 5,543 female householders)
    15,117 spouses, 27,671 children (25,776 natural, 463 adopted, 1,432 stepchildren), 1,914 grandchildren, 1,165 brothers or sisters, 997 parents, 2,387 other relatives, 2,416 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,171 (3,362 male householders (2,589 living alone)), 4,261 female householders (3,726 living alone)), 1,548 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,350 (1,226 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,053 2-persons, 4,601 3-persons, 4,482 4-persons, 2,529 5-persons, 1,189 6-persons, 796 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,315 1-person, 1,092 2-persons, 176 3-persons, 33 4-persons, 7 6-persons.

15,200 married couples with children.
5,271 single-parent households (1,331 men, 3,940 women).

60.7% of residents of Whittier speak English at home.
34.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 15,301 (18.3%)
(42.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

3.5

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Whittier, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 55
  • 2 rooms: 463
  • 3 rooms: 1,019
  • 4 rooms: 1,121
  • 5 rooms: 3,766
  • 6 rooms: 4,742
  • 7 rooms: 2,706
  • 8 rooms: 1,496
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,012
  • 1 room: 1,307
  • 2 rooms: 1,828
  • 3 rooms: 2,834
  • 4 rooms: 3,048
  • 5 rooms: 1,965
  • 6 rooms: 645
  • 7 rooms: 142
  • 8 rooms: 150
  • 9 or more rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Whittier, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 197
  • 1 bedroom: 918
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,223
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,592
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,801
  • 5+ bedrooms: 649
  • no bedroom: 1,601
  • 1 bedroom: 4,166
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,371
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,685
  • 4 bedrooms: 86
  • 5+ bedrooms: 44
Cars and other vehicles available in Whittier, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 676
  • 1 vehicle: 3,745
  • 2 vehicles: 7,235
  • 3 vehicles: 3,134
  • 4 vehicles: 1,261
  • 5+ vehicles: 329
  • no vehicle: 1,689
  • 1 vehicle: 5,445
  • 2 vehicles: 3,831
  • 3 vehicles: 795
  • 4 vehicles: 157
  • 5+ vehicles: 36

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 45
  • 2000 to 2004: 296
  • 1990 to 1999: 812
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,175
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,211
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,847
  • 1950 to 1959: 10,381
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,664
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,409

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Whittier, CA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Whittier, CA:

  • Less than $10,000: 15
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 7
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 7
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 17
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 18
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 16
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 15
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 48
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 23
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 13
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 22
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 21
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 20
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 19
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 23
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 57
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 104
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 227
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 858
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 5631
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 4166
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 3874
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 1319
  • $1,000,000 or more: 770
 


Whittier rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Whittier:

  • Less than $100: 13 people
  • $100 to $149: 6
  • $150 to $199: 7
  • $200 to $249: 115
  • $250 to $299: 88
  • $300 to $349: 37
  • $350 to $399: 50
  • $400 to $449: 65
  • $450 to $499: 72
  • $500 to $549: 110
  • $550 to $599: 95
  • $600 to $649: 157
  • $650 to $699: 321
  • $700 to $749: 452
  • $750 to $799: 450
  • $800 to $899: 1,634
  • $900 to $999: 1,449
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 2,481
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 1,642
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 1,147
  • $2,000 or more: 410
  • No cash rent: 184
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,900
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,971
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,473
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,297
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,852
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,813
  • 1970 to 1974: 788
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,207


Whittier, CA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 82.8%
Number of people working at home: 757 (2.1% of all workers)


Whittier commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 564
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3080
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3928
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4185
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4386
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2122
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 5526
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1238
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1765
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4185
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2786
  • 90 or more minutes: 1074
 


Whittier mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 28,471 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 4,432 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 774 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 22 (0%)
  • Railroad: 72 (0%)
  • Taxi: 20 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 29 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 122 (0%)
  • Walked: 721 (2%)
  • Other means: 176 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 757 (2%)
 


Whittier, CA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 1912
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 1612
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 1363
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 1542
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 1687
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 1626
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 1417
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 1707
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 1433
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 2704
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 3135
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 3559
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1977
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 904
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 958
  • $200,000 or more: 737
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 47445
 German: 4317
 English: 4220
 Irish: 3329
 Italian: 2589
 United States or American: 2237
 French (except Basque): 955
 Scottish: 876
 Armenian: 766
 Dutch: 664
 Russian: 653
 Norwegian: 644
 Scotch-Irish: 618
 Polish: 581
 Swedish: 563
 European: 431
 Danish: 359
 Arab:: 303
 British: 262
 Hungarian: 196
 Croatian: 155
 Austrian: 150
 Welsh: 150
 French Canadian: 120
 Swiss: 119
 Eastern European: 115
 African: 106
 Subsaharan African:: 106
 Greek: 105
 Lebanese: 97
 Palestinian: 73
 Egyptian: 72
 Canadian: 72
 Ukrainian: 69
 Portuguese: 67
 Czech: 66
 Romanian: 62
 Basque: 62
 Scandinavian: 54
 Yugoslavian: 51
 Czechoslovakian: 49
 Belgian: 46
 Northern European: 42
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 38
 Arab/Arabic: 36
 Lithuanian: 36
 Iranian: 35
 Serbian: 33
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 28
 Icelander: 25
 Bulgarian: 21
 Jamaican: 21
 Slovak: 20
 Turkish: 18
 Maltese: 15
 Moroccan: 14
 Guyanese: 13
 Pennsylvania German: 13
 Finnish: 13
 Other Arab: 11
 Latvian: 11
 Slovene: 10
 Israeli: 9
 Macedonian: 8
 Brazilian: 8
 Acadian/Cajun: 8
 Slavic: 7
 Alsatian: 7
 Belizean: 7
 Australian: 4


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



  • Mexico (64%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Taiwan (2%)
  • Korea (1%)


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

  • This state: 53570
  • Northeast: 2829
  • Midwest: 5300
  • South: 3368
  • West: 2988

57% of Whittier residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 83% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in California.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 554
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 151
  • 5th and 6th grade: 619
  • 7th and 8th grade: 515
  • 9th grade: 614
  • 10th grade: 559
  • 11th grade: 667
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,407
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,322
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,778
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,320
  • Associate degree: 1,813
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,590
  • Master's degree: 1,175
  • Professional school degree: 642
  • Doctorate degree: 305

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 605
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 249
  • 5th and 6th grade: 819
  • 7th and 8th grade: 715
  • 9th grade: 622
  • 10th grade: 660
  • 11th grade: 802
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,402
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,768
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,467
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,665
  • Associate degree: 2,257
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,863
  • Master's degree: 1,247
  • Professional school degree: 332
  • Doctorate degree: 144

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 4.2%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 5.9%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 6.5%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 15.7%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 2.7%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 5.1%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 6.9%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 6.0%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 8.4%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 5.1%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 7.6%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 6.4%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 7.2%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $77,336
  • Black householders: $56,000
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $53,585
  • Asian householders: $62,442
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $65,911
  • Some other race householders: $64,258
  • Two or more races householders: $65,878
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $64,085
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Whittier marital status for males
Whittier marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $453,581
  • Black or African American householders: $421,168
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $368,650
  • Asian householders: $482,917
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $384,652
  • Some other race householders: $385,677
  • Two or more races householders: $426,091
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $398,396

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,092
  • One, attached: 1,484
  • Two: 587
  • 3 or 4: 1,471
  • 5 to 9: 2,470
  • 10 to 19: 1,401
  • 20 to 49: 1,411
  • 50 or more: 909
  • Mobile homes: 187
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 28

Median worth of mobile homes: $36,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago


Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Whittier:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Whittier
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (91.0%)
  • Electricity (6.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (69.8%)
  • Electricity (26.3%)
  • No fuel used (2.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,902
Here:

16.9%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 654
Here:

12.2%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,530
Here:

26.7%
California:

15.4%

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 (Noninst.)


 

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