General Law city
Incorporated: March 28, 1991
City Hall: 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd, Malibu, California 90265
Population (2020 Census): 10,654 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 15.1%
Population Density (2020 Census): 536.8 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 6,624
Persons Per Housing Unit: 1.6
Land Area: 19.85 square miles (51.40 square kilometers)
Water Area: 79.26 square miles (205.28 square kilometers)
Total Area: 99.10 square miles (256.67 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 34.02586 -118.759643
The Indian name Umalibu (probably Chumash) was given to an Indian rancheria. The present spelling first appeared in 1805 for the land grant Topanga Malibu Sequit. The name underwent a series of changes over the years--Maligo (1827), Malago (1851), Malico (1860), and Malaga. The name Malibu was restored to the area in 1881.
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