Playa del Rey, Los Angeles, CA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Playa Del Rey?

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There are 12,812 residents in Playa Del Rey, with a median age of 41. Of this, 53.89% are males and 46.11% are females. US-born citizens make up 83.05% of the resident pool in Playa Del Rey, while non-US-born citizens account for 12.84%. Additionally, 4.11% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 10,144 people in Playa Del Rey currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 12,812 -0.8%
Male Population 6,904 4.2%
Female Population 5,908 -6.0%
Male population 53.89%
Female population 46.11%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 41 -0.5%
Citizen US Born 10,640 -1.4%
Citizen not US Born 1,645 12.9%
Not Citizen 527 -20.4%
Citizen US Born 83.05%
Citizen not US Born 12.84%
Not Citizen 4.11%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Same County 1,830 0.2%
Moved from Same State 345 2.4%
Moved from Different State 354 6.0%
Same House as Last Year 10,144 -1.1%
Moved from Same County 14.44%
Moved from Same State 2.72%
Moved from Different State 2.79%
Same House as Last Year 80.04%

What are the employment statistics in Playa Del Rey?

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White-collar workers make up 96.99% of the working population in Playa Del Rey, while blue-collar employees account for 3.01%. There are also 1,476 entrepreneurs in Playa Del Rey (19.06% of the workforce); 4,832 workers employed in private companies (62.39%); and 796 people working in governmental institutions (10.28%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 7,512 -2.1%
Blue Collar 233 20.1%
White Collar 96.99%
Blue Collar 3.01%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,476 -1.3%
Private Companies 4,832 -0.9%
Governmental Workers 796 -8.2%
Not for Profit Companies 641 2.6%
Self Employees 19.06%
Private Companies 62.39%
Governmental Workers 10.28%
Not for Profit Companies 8.28%

How many households are there in Playa Del Rey?

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There are a total of 6,625 households in Playa Del Rey, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 39.26% of these Playa Del Rey households, while non-family units account for the remaining 60.74%. Additionally, 11.31% of households have children and 88.69% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 6,625 -0.9%
Average People Per Household 2 0.0%
Family Households 2,601 -2.1%
Non-family Households 4,024 -0.1%
Family Households 39.26%
Non-family Households 60.74%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 749 12.1%
Households without Children 5,876 -2.3%
Households with Children 11.31%
Households without Children 88.69%

What are the median and average incomes in Playa Del Rey?

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The average annual household income in Playa Del Rey is $152,702, while the median household income sits at $110,884 per year.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $152,702 2.4%
Median Household Income $110,884 5.8%
People below Poverty Level 746 12.5%
People above Poverty Level 11,847 -1.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Playa Del Rey?

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There are 7,033 housing units in Playa Del Rey, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1974. Of the 6,625 occupied housing units in Playa Del Rey, 46.52% are owner-occupied, while 53.48% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 74.4% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $815,100. In general, housing costs reach $2,502 per month in Playa Del Rey.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 7,033 -1.8%
Median Year Built 1974 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 127 4.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 173 6.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,068 6.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,391 0.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,936 -6.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,515 -5.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 344 7.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 443 -4.7%
Built between 2010 and 2019 36 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 6,625 -0.9%
Owner Occupied 3,082 -5.6%
Renter Occupied 3,543 3.6%
Owner Occupied 46.52%
Renter Occupied 53.48%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 2,293 -5.8%
Without Mortgage 789 -5.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $815,100 5.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $1,370,800 15.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $2,502 4.2%
With Mortgage 74.4%
Without Mortgage 25.6%

What is the level of education in Playa Del Rey?

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Approximately 7.43% of the population in Playa Del Rey holds a high school degree (that's 850 residents), while 16.3% have attained a college certificate (2,268 locals) and 42.74% have a bachelor's degree (4,893 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 28 0.0%
Some High School 850 -17.2%
Some College 2,268 -1.1%
Associate Degree 604 -1.0%
Bachelor's Degree 4,893 1.0%
Graduate Degree 3,206 -2.5%
No High School 0.24%
Some High School 7.43%
Some College 16.3%
Associate Degree 5.28%
Bachelor's Degree 42.74%
Graduate Degree 28.01%

What is the marital status of Playa Del Rey residents?

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A total of 5,111 people in Playa Del Rey have never been married (which represents 44.16% of the total population), while 4,733 of them are wedded (40.89%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 133 (1.15%) and 1,315 (11.36%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 5,111 -2.0%
Married 4,733 -2.9%
Separated 133 20.9%
Widowed 415 15.0%
Divorced 1,315 -4.8%
Never Married 44.16%
Married 40.89%
Separated 1.15%
Widowed 3.59%
Divorced 11.36%

What are the most common means of transportation in Playa Del Rey?

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The top three means of transportation people in Playa Del Rey use to get to work are: car, bicycle and bus or trolley bus. A total of 5,547 residents commute by car, 42 prefer going to work by bicycle and 41 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 5,547 -10.4%
Bus or TrolleyBus 41 -14.6%
Bicycle 42 -27.6%
Motorcycle 17 0.0%
Walk 40 344.4%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 90293