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Housing
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Affordability
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Diversity
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Safety
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Amenities
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Education
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Commute
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Whittier, California Info Snack

Whittier (/wtir/) is a city in Southern California located within Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 85,331, reflecting an increase of 1,631 from the 83,680 counted in the 2000 Census, and encompasses 14.7 square miles (38.0 km2). Like nearby Montebello, the city constitutes part of the Gateway Cities. Whittier was incorporated in February 1898 and became a charter city in 1955. The city is named for the poet John Greenleaf Whittier and is home to Whittier College.
Population
86,523
Unemployment
4.7%
Poverty
10.8%
Median Home
$528,400
Median Income
$73,517
Median Rent
$1,312

1 Reviews & Comments About Whittier

Overall User Rating
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HomeSnacks User

I've learned that Whittier offers some terrific public schools with Leffingwell Elementary being its gold standard as it recently became a Blue Ribbon school.

The homelessness has become a problem in Whittier as homeless camps from East LA have seeped into our community. However, the small-town feel of the community with generous residents outweighs the negatives.

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Map Of Whittier, CA

Population over time in Whittier

Year Population % Change
2017 86,523 -0.4%
2016 86,852 0.3%
2015 86,630 -0.1%
2014 86,688 0.3%
2013 86,400 0.7%
2012 85,832 0.5%
2011 85,423 0.3%
2010 85,161 0.2%
2009 84,997 -
Crime/100k Whittier CA USA
Violent Crime 267.6 447.4 368.9
Murder 1.1 4.4 5.0
Robbery 113.7 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 126.4 266.5 246.8
Property Crime 2555.9 2380.4 2199.5
Burglary 421.6 416.2 376.0
Larceny 1754.1 1571.8 1594.6
Car Theft 380.2 392.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Whittier

White
24.7% (21,388)
African American
1.0% (878)
American Indian
0.3% (257)
Asian
4.5% (3,892)
Hawaiian
0.1% (66)
Other
0.9% (820)
Two Or More
1.0% (835)
Hispanic
67.5% (58,387)
Race Whittier CA USA
White 24.7% 37.5% 61.1%
African American 1.0% 5.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 4.5% 14.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.4% 0.2%
Other 0.9% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.0% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 67.5% 38.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Whittier, California

Less than $10,000
4.2% (367,342)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.9% (336,626)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.0% (691,118)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.0% (689,864)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.7% (1,011,132)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.9% (1,288,833)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.6% (1,173,490)
$100,000 to $149,999
19.4% (1,676,236)
$150,000 to $199,999
9.2% (798,939)
$200,000 or more
7.2% (618,715)
Income Whittier CA USA
Less than $10,000 4.2% 506.4% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.9% 442.4% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.0% 799.0% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.0% 789.2% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.7% 1091.8% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.9% 1593.0% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.6% 1226.0% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 19.4% 1621.4% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 9.2% 834.9% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 7.2% 1096.0% 697.9%

Gender in Whittier

Female
51.0% (44,130)
Male
49.0% (42,392)
Gender Whittier CA USA
Female 51.0% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.0% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Whittier for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (5,191)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (6,056)
High School / GED
26.0% (22,495)
Some College
26.0% (22,495)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (7,787)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (13,843)
Master's Degree
8.0% (6,921)
Professional Degree
1.0% (865)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (865)
Education Whittier CA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 21.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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