Demographics & Housing Statistics

Population Statistics

Signal Hill is home to 11,795 people (Source: California Department of Finance 2019 Population Estimates). The median household income is $70,442, and 84% of Signal Hill residents have at least a high school diploma.

2019 Population & Housing Estimates

  • Population: 11,795
  • Housing Units: 4,631
  • Vacancy Rate: 5.3%
  • Persons per Household: 2.68

Profile of the City of Signal Hill

Provided by the Southern California Association of Governments' (SCAG) Regional Council, this report provides information on population, households, housing, transportation, employment, retail sales, education and SCAG regional highlights. SCAG updates local profiles every two years. The 2019 Profile of the City of Signal Hill is now available.

Current State of California Demographic Information

The California Department of Finance provides a variety of demographic reports that is updated every year including state, county and city population and housing estimates. Visit the California Department of Finance website and then click View Estimates for a wide selection of demographic reports. Select the desired report to download a Microsoft Excel file.

United States Census Bureau

Visit the United States Census Bureau's American FactFinder page for 2010 Census information on Signal Hill's general population and housing characteristics, and demographic profile data.

The following are breakdowns of the City of Signal Hilll's population by ethnicity and age. (Source: 2010 U.S. Census)

Ethnic Make-Up

Ethnicity Percentage of Total Population (will add up to more than 100% due to residents reporting more than once ethnicity)
American Indian / Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian 20.6%
Black 13.6%
Hispanic or Latinx 31.3%
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1.2%
White 42.1%

Age (the median age is 36 years old.)

Age Group Percentage of Total Population
Under 20 years old 26.3%
Between 21 and 34 years old 22.1%
Between 35 and 44 years old 16.4%
Between 45 and 54 years old 14.9%
55 years old and older 20.3%


Type of Unit Amount in Signal Hill
Owner-occupied 2,141
Renter-occupied 2,016
Vacant units (inc. for rent or sale, seasonal, etc.) 232
Total housing units 4,389