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Estimated Number of Households
That Own Dogs, Cats or Birds
Los Angeles County

Note: Estimates below are based upon a formula developed by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). National averages derived from AVMA surveys in 2001, estimated that, in 2001, 36.1% of American households owned a pet dog, 31.6% own a pet cat and 4.6% own a pet bird. These percentages were then calculated against household statistics from the 2000 U.S. Census for Los Angeles County. These are, of course, estimates with an unknown margin of error, not accounting for demographic factors such as household ethnic backgrounds, ages, homeownership, or presence of small children - all factors which may effect the actual number (see Characteristics of Dog & Cat-Owning Households in the City of Los Angeles).

Estimates are based upon the 2010 Census of Number of Households

 
Place Dog-Owning Households Cat-Owning Households Bird-Owning Households
Los Angeles County 1,008,014 1,024,220 149,095
Acton 827 841 122
Agoura Hills 2,279 2,315 337
Agua Dulce 374 380 55
Alhambra 9,086 9,233 1,344
Alondra Park 846 859 125
Altadena 4,731 4,807 700
Arcadia 6,093 6,191 901
Artesia 1,410 1,433 209
Avalon 458 465 68
Avocado Heights 1,186 1,205 175
Azusa 3,955 4,018 585
Baldwin Park 5,346 5,432 791
Bell 2,759 2,803 408
Bell Gardens 3,003 3,051 444
Bellflower 7,355 7,474 1,088
Place Dog-Owning Households Cat-Owning Households Bird-Owning Households
Beverly Hills 4,624 4,699 684
Bradbury 110 112 16
Burbank 13,043 13,253 1,929
Calabasas 2,657 2,700 393
Carson 7,909 8,037 1,170
Castaic 1,789 1,817 265
Cerritos 4,829 4,906 714
Charter Oak 947 962 140
Citrus 813 826 120
Claremont 3,610 3,668 534
Commerce 1,052 1,069 156
Compton 7,172 7,288 1,061
Covina 4,931 5,010 729
Cudahy 1,744 1,772 258
Culver City 5,218 5,302 772
Del Aire 1,024 1,040 151
Place Dog-Owning Households Cat-Owning Households Bird-Owning Households
Desert View Highlands 211 214 31
Diamond Bar 5,561 5,650 822
Downey 10,554 10,724 1,561
Duarte 2,181 2,216 323
East La Mirada 1,025 1,041 152
East Los Angeles 9,584 9,738 1,418
East Pasadena 652 662 96
East Rancho Dominguez 932 947 138
East San Gabriel 1,597 1,622 236
El Monte 8,650 8,789 1,279
El Segundo 2,203 2,239 326
Elizabeth Lake 210 213 31
Florence-Graham 4,323 4,392 639
Gardena 6,394 6,496 946
Glendale 22,476 22,837 3,324
Glendora 5,331 5,417 788
Place Dog-Owning Households Cat-Owning Households Bird-Owning Households
Green Valley 138 140 20
Hacienda Heights 5,036 5,117 745
Hasley Canyon 119 121 18
Hawaiian Gardens 1,108 1,126 164
Hawthorne 8,859 9,002 1,310
Hermosa Beach 2,970 3,018 439
Hidden Hills 184 187 27
Huntington Park 4,540 4,613 671
Industry 21 22 3
Inglewood 11,317 11,499 1,674
Irwindale 116 118 17
La Cañada Flintridge 2,130 2,164 315
La Crescenta-Montrose 2,204 2,240 326
La Habra Heights 561 570 83
La Mirada 4,566 4,639 675
La Puente 2,939 2,987 435
Place Dog-Owning Households Cat-Owning Households Bird-Owning Households
La Verne 3,502 3,558 518
Ladera Heights 856 869 127
Lake Hughes 93 95 14
Lake Los Angeles 1,016 1,032 150
Lakewood 8,255 8,388 1,221
Lancaster 14,615 14,849 2,162
Lawndale 3,011 3,059 445
Lennox 1,633 1,659 242
Leona Valley 183 186 27
Littlerock 130 132 19
Lomita 2,509 2,549 371
Long Beach 50,858 51,676 7,522
Los Angeles 409,950 416,541 60,636
Lynwood 4,565 4,639 675
Malibu 1,638 1,664 242
Manhattan Beach 4,366 4,436 646
Place Dog-Owning Households Cat-Owning Households Bird-Owning Households
Marina del Rey 1,742 1,770 258
Mayflower Village 592 602 88
Maywood 2,040 2,073 302
Monrovia 4,280 4,349 633
Montebello 5,913 6,008 875
Monterey Park 6,208 6,308 918
Norwalk 8,437 8,573 1,248
Palmdale 13,358 13,573 1,976
Palos Verdes Estates 1,576 1,601 233
Paramount 4,317 4,386 639
Pasadena 17,189 17,465 2,542
Pearsonville 3 3 0
Pico Rivera 5,152 5,235 762
Pomona 11,966 12,159 1,770
Quartz Hill 1,154 1,173 171
Rancho Palos Verdes 4,839 4,917 716
Place Dog-Owning Households Cat-Owning Households Bird-Owning Households
Redondo Beach 9,022 9,167 1,335
Rolling Hills 206 210 30
Rolling Hills Estates 922 937 136
Rose Hills 316 321 47
Rosemead 4,431 4,502 655
Rowland Heights 4,516 4,588 668
San Dimas 3,741 3,801 553
San Fernando 1,856 1,886 274
San Gabriel 3,901 3,963 577
San Marino 1,347 1,368 199
San Pasqual 283 287 42
Santa Clarita 18,507 18,804 2,737
Santa Fe Springs 1,476 1,500 218
Santa Monica 14,591 14,826 2,158
Sierra Madre 1,504 1,528 223
Signal Hill 1,293 1,314 191
Place Dog-Owning Households Cat-Owning Households Bird-Owning Households
South El Monte 1,421 1,444 210
South Gate 7,239 7,356 1,071
South Monrovia Island 482 490 71
South Pasadena 3,255 3,308 481
South San Gabriel 699 711 103
South San Jose Hills 1,279 1,299 189
South Whittier 4,686 4,761 693
Stevenson Ranch 1,761 1,790 260
Sun Village 934 949 138
Temple City 3,609 3,667 534
Topanga 1,070 1,088 158
Torrance 17,416 17,696 2,576
Val Verde 209 212 31
Valinda 1,532 1,557 227
Vernon 9 9 1
View Park-Windsor Hills 1,410 1,433 209
Place Dog-Owning Households Cat-Owning Households Bird-Owning Households
Vincent 1,213 1,232 179
Walnut 2,654 2,696 393
Walnut Park 1,123 1,141 166
West Athens 785 798 116
West Carson 2,229 2,264 330
West Covina 9,826 9,984 1,453
West Hollywood 7,001 7,113 1,036
West Puente Valley 1,489 1,513 220
West Rancho Dominguez 478 486 71
West Whittier-Los Nietos 2,083 2,117 308
Westlake Village 1,014 1,031 150
Westmont 3,015 3,064 446
Whittier 8,793 8,934 1,301
Willowbrook 2,712 2,756 401

Source: American Veterinary Medical Association & the U.S. Census Bureau


There are estimated to be more than 2.6 million privately-owned cats and dogs in Los Angeles County. Of those pets classified as "exotic" pets, more than 90 percent are reptiles.