Acton CDP, California
Population 7,022

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$434,100
Half are $312,800 - $578,200
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$2,833
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$1,862
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1988
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$90,000
Poverty Rate
12%
Unemployment Rate
12.6%
Average Minutes to Work
43
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
90%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
36%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
10%
Ages 25+
Percent in Public School
89%
Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School
Demographics
Children
22%
Under 18
Young Adult Singles
14%
Ages 18-39
Middle Aged and Married
38%
Ages 40-64
Seniors
13%
Ages 65+

The city of Acton is a rural city located in southern California. It is one of 88 cities in Los Angeles County. While many may refer to Acton as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP).

Acton, CA is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Acton, CA is a part of the Los Angeles, CA Metro Area.

Housing

1988

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

2.8%

Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.

87.8%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

23

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$434,100

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

Owner Occupied Home Values

$2,833

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

0.9%

Average Annual Real Estate Taxes as a Percent of Home ValueOwner Occupied Housing Units

4.8

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

55%

Housing Cost Burdened Owners

Federally subsidized housing programs set the maximum affordable housing cost at 30% of income. This threshold has become a measure of housing affordability and is intended to make sure that households have enough money to for other needs including food, clothing, transportation, etc. Anyone spending more than 30% of their income on housing is considered house burdened because it becomes difficult to afford many of the other necessities of living.

$1,862

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

69%

Housing Cost Burdened Renters

Federally subsidized housing programs set the maximum affordable housing cost at 30% of income. This threshold has become a measure of housing affordability and is intended to make sure that households have enough money to for other needs including food, clothing, transportation, etc. Anyone spending more than 30% of their income on housing is considered house burdened because it becomes difficult to afford many of the other necessities of living.

Employment

$89,886

Median Household Income

Household Income

38.1

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

12%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$33,730

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

Annual Individual EarningsPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

53%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Acton, CA generally make around 5273% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 29% of men and 37% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

12.6%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Acton, CA, 34% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

Unemployment by Education LevelCivilian Population Ages 25-64 in the Labor Force

66%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Acton, CA, 34% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
75%
15-34 Hours per Week
19%
1-14 Hours per Week
6%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
82%
15-34 Hours per Week
13%
1-14 Hours per Week
6%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
66%
15-34 Hours per Week
27%
1-14 Hours per Week
7%

Employed by IndustryFull-time, Year-Round Civilians Ages 16+

Male
Female
Compared to US Avg
High Public administration
8%
4%
High Educational services
4%
7%
High Wholesale trade
10%
1%
Low Manufacturing
7%
3%
High Construction
8%
Low Retail trade
4%
2%
Low Health care and social assistance
3%
3%
High Information
3%
2%
High Arts, entertainment, and recreation
2%
3%
Normal Administrative, support, waste management services
2%
2%
Normal Other services, except public administration
2%
2%
Low Professional, scientific, and technical services
1%
3%
Normal Transportation and warehousing
3%
1%
High Real estate, rental, leasing
3%
Low Accommodation and food services
1%
1%
Low Finance and insurance
1%
1%
Normal Utilities
1%
Normal Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
1%

Employed by OccupationFull-time, Year-Round Civilians Ages 16+

Male
Female
Compared to US Avg
High Management
11%
5%
Normal Office and administrative support
1%
12%
High Sales and related
7%
5%
High Education, training, and library
3%
5%
High Law enforcement workers including supervisors
5%
3%
High Construction and extraction
7%
High Transportation
4%
1%
Normal Installation, maintenance, and repair
5%
High Material moving
4%
High Architecture and engineering
4%
High Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
3%
1%
Normal Personal care and service
1%
2%
Low Production
3%
Low Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, other technical
1%
1%
Normal Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media
1%
1%
Low Business and financial operations
1%
Low Computer and mathematical
1%
Normal Life, physical, and social science
1%
Low Community and social service
1%
Low Building, grounds cleaning, maintenance
Low Legal

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
90.0%
Public transportation
0.9%
Taxi
0.0%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
0.4%
Worked at Home
8.8%
43

Average Commute Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Travel Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Leaving for WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Average Commute by Time Leaving for WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Arriving at WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
10%
High School Graduate
54%
Associate's degree
10%
Bachelor's degree
16%
Master's degree
7%
Professional school degree
1%
Doctorate degree
2%
90%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

36%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

10%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

School EnrollmentPopulation Ages 5-17

Not being enrolled in school does not necessarily mean that the student dropped out. Only schools that lead to a high school diploma or college degree are included. Home schoolers were instructed to select private school. Ages 3-4 are not included because preschool programs are not usually mandated by law and only 57% of children in this age range were enrolled in Acton, CA.

Enrolled in Public School
88.9%
Enrolled in Private School
11.0%
Not Enrolled in School
0.2%
89%

Percent Enrolled in Public SchoolPopulation Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School

Demographics

7,022

Total Population

Total Population By Age

Life Stages

Children Under 10
11%
Children 10-17
11%
Young Adult Singles
14%
Middle Aged and Married
38%
Seniors
13%
Other
14%
11%

Children Under 10

11%

Children Ages 10-17

14%

Young Adult Singles (Ages 18-39)

38%

Middle Aged and Married (Ages 40-64)

13%

Seniors (Ages 65+)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
68%
Single Female Families
10%
Single Male Families
3%
Householder Living Alone
14%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
6%

Race and Ethnicity

The Office of Management Budget (OMB) and Census Bureau consider race and ethnicity as two distinct concepts. A person's race and whether they are of Hispanic origing are self reported to the Census Bureau according to which group they most closely identify. In 1997, the OMB revised the racial classification to include categories for two or more races. Because of criticism for treating these as separate questions and because many residents consider race and ethnicity to be the same, the Race and Ethnicity chart below shows those that consider themselves to be Non-Hispanic for each race with those that consider themselves Hispanic as a separate group.

Race

White
87.2%
Black
0.3%
American Indian or Alaskan
0.3%
Asian
1.4%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
9.2%
Two Plus Races
1.7%

Hispanic and Latino Races

White
49.5%
Black
0.1%
American Indian and Alaskan
0.0%
Asian
0.0%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
49.0%
Two Plus Races
1.4%

Race and Ethnicity

White
78.7%
Black
0.3%
American Indian or Alaskan
0.3%
Asian
1.4%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
0.9%
Two Plus Races
1.5%
Hispanic
17.1%

Hispanic and Latino Origins

Mexican
75%
Puerto Rican
8%
Cuban
0%
Dominican
0%
Central American
8%
South American
0%
Other
9%
31

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Acton, CA are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Acton, CA weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at PALMDALE (LANCASTER).

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are higher than 97% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 83% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are lower than 98% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSCA
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0787421
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0035489
Region2013 ACS4
Division2013 ACS9
State FIPS2013 ACS06
Place FIPS2013 ACS00212
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusActon CDP
Name2013 ACSActon CDP, California
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census01779778
Place ANSI2010 Census02407697
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US0600212
GEOID2013 ACS0600212
Population2010 Census7,596
Population2013 ACS7,022
Housing Units2010 Census2,814
Housing Units2013 ACS2,689
Land Area2013 ACS39.3 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.0 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS178.9 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[34.451935,-118.2599], [34.542752,-118.079637],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS34.495562029755, -118.18576920194
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census13