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Estimated Number of Pet-Owning Households
Los Angeles County

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Note: Estimated pet-owning household numbers in the table below are calculated from percentages in formulas developed by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Pet Products Association. These percentages are then applied to estimated household numbers for Los Angeles County. Because California is found to have a slightly lower percentage of pet-owning households, we compensated by reducing Los Angeles County averages below that of national averages. These numbers for pet-owning households are, of course, estimates with an unknown margin of error, not accounting for factors such as household income, ages, homeownership, presence of small children, etc. - factors that may affect actual numbers (see Characteristics of Dog & Cat-Owning House-holds in the City of Los Angeles).

Estimated number of households from U.S. Census in 2017

 
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Los Angeles County 3,295,198 1,723,389 1,163,205 771,076 85,016 299,863 42,838 118,627 141,694
Acton* 2,626 1,373 927 614 68 239 34 95 113
Agoura Hills 7,338 3,838 2,590 1,717 189 668 95 264 316
Agua Dulce* 1,175 615 415 275 30 107 15 42 51
Alhambra 29,179 15,261 10,300 6,828 753 2,655 379 1,050 1,255
Alondra Park* 2,422 1,267 855 567 62 220 31 87 104
Altadena* 15,475 8,093 5,463 3,621 399 1,408 201 557 665
Arcadia 19,442 10,168 6,863 4,549 502 1,769 253 700 836
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Artesia 4,517 2,362 1,595 1,057 117 411 59 163 194
Avalon 1,358 710 479 318 35 124 18 49 58
Avocado Heights* 3,865 2,021 1,364 904 100 352 50 139 166
Azusa 12,495 6,535 4,411 2,924 322 1,137 162 450 537
Baldwin Park 17,678 9,246 6,240 4,137 456 1,609 230 636 760
Bell 8,921 4,666 3,149 2,088 230 812 116 321 384
Bell Gardens 9,659 5,052 3,410 2,260 249 879 126 348 415
Bellflower 23,359 12,217 8,246 5,466 603 2,126 304 841 1,004
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Beverly Hills 14,902 7,794 5,260 3,487 384 1,356 194 536 641
Bradbury 314 164 111 73 8 29 4 11 14
Burbank 41,664 21,790 14,707 9,749 1,075 3,791 542 1,500 1,792
Calabasas 8,904 4,657 3,143 2,084 230 810 116 321 383
Carson 25,381 13,274 8,959 5,939 655 2,310 330 914 1,091
Castaic* 5,766 3,016 2,035 1,349 149 525 75 208 248
Cerritos 15,541 8,128 5,486 3,637 401 1,414 202 559 668
Charter Oak* 2,831 1,481 999 662 73 258 37 102 122
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Citrus* 2,660 1,391 939 622 69 242 35 96 114
Claremont 11,620 6,077 4,102 2,719 300 1,057 151 418 500
Commerce 3,589 1,877 1,267 840 93 327 47 129 154
Compton 23,657 12,373 8,351 5,536 610 2,153 308 852 1,017
Covina 15,193 7,946 5,363 3,555 392 1,383 198 547 653
Cudahy 5,543 2,899 1,957 1,297 143 504 72 200 238
Culver City 16,543 8,652 5,840 3,871 427 1,505 215 596 711
Del Aire* 3,303 1,727 1,166 773 85 301 43 119 142
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Desert View Highlands* 816 427 288 191 21 74 11 29 35
Diamond Bar 17,810 9,315 6,287 4,168 459 1,621 232 641 766
Downey 32,696 17,100 11,542 7,651 844 2,975 425 1,177 1,406
Duarte 6,980 3,651 2,464 1,633 180 635 91 251 300
East Los Angeles* 31,938 16,704 11,274 7,473 824 2,906 415 1,150 1,373
East Pasadena* 1,940 1,015 685 454 50 177 25 70 83
East Rancho Dominguez* 3,429 1,793 1,210 802 88 312 45 123 147
East San Gabriel* 5,141 2,689 1,815 1,203 133 468 67 185 221
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
East Whittier* 3,417 1,787 1,206 800 88 311 44 123 147
El Monte 29,550 15,455 10,431 6,915 762 2,689 384 1,064 1,271
El Segundo 6,638 3,472 2,343 1,553 171 604 86 239 285
Elizabeth Lake* 720 377 254 168 19 66 9 26 31
Florence-Graham* 14,758 7,718 5,210 3,453 381 1,343 192 531 635
Gardena 20,649 10,799 7,289 4,832 533 1,879 268 743 888
Glendale 72,738 38,042 25,677 17,021 1,877 6,619 946 2,619 3,128
Glendora 17,080 8,933 6,029 3,997 441 1,554 222 615 734
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Green Valley* 440 230 155 103 11 40 6 16 19
Hacienda Heights* 16,202 8,474 5,719 3,791 418 1,474 211 583 697
Hasley Canyon* 326 170 115 76 8 30 4 12 14
Hawaiian Gardens 3,875 2,027 1,368 907 100 353 50 140 167
Hawthorne 29,488 15,422 10,409 6,900 761 2,683 383 1,062 1,268
Hermosa Beach 9,158 4,790 3,233 2,143 236 833 119 330 394
Hidden Hills 551 288 195 129 14 50 7 20 24
Huntington Park 14,462 7,564 5,105 3,384 373 1,316 188 521 622
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Industry 79 41 28 18 2 7 1 3 3
Inglewood 36,481 19,080 12,878 8,537 941 3,320 474 1,313 1,569
Irwindale 374 196 132 88 10 34 5 13 16
La Cañada Flintridge 6,582 3,442 2,323 1,540 170 599 86 237 283
La Crescenta-Montrose* 6,850 3,583 2,418 1,603 177 623 89 247 295
La Habra Heights 1,836 960 648 430 47 167 24 66 79
La Mirada 14,371 7,516 5,073 3,363 371 1,308 187 517 618
La Puente 8,998 4,706 3,176 2,106 232 819 117 324 387
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
La Verne 11,236 5,876 3,966 2,629 290 1,022 146 404 483
Ladera Heights* 2,963 1,550 1,046 693 76 270 39 107 127
Lake Hughes* 276 144 97 65 7 25 4 10 12
Lake Los Angeles* 3,374 1,765 1,191 790 87 307 44 121 145
Lakewood 25,957 13,576 9,163 6,074 670 2,362 337 934 1,116
Lancaster 48,124 25,169 16,988 11,261 1,242 4,379 626 1,732 2,069
Lawndale 9,875 5,165 3,486 2,311 255 899 128 356 425
Lennox* 5,311 2,778 1,875 1,243 137 483 69 191 228
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Leona Valley* 622 325 220 146 16 57 8 22 27
Littlerock* 460 241 162 108 12 42 6 17 20
Lomita 8,070 4,221 2,849 1,888 208 734 105 291 347
Long Beach 165,001 86,296 58,245 38,610 4,257 15,015 2,145 5,940 7,095
Los Angeles 1,364,227 713,491 481,572 319,229 35,197 124,145 17,735 49,112 58,662
Lynwood 15,333 8,019 5,413 3,588 396 1,395 199 552 659
Malibu 5,499 2,876 1,941 1,287 142 500 71 198 236
Manhattan Beach 13,529 7,076 4,776 3,166 349 1,231 176 487 582
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Marina del Rey* 5,523 2,889 1,950 1,292 142 503 72 199 237
Mayflower Village* 1,824 954 644 427 47 166 24 66 78
Maywood 6,629 3,467 2,340 1,551 171 603 86 239 285
Monrovia 13,000 6,799 4,589 3,042 335 1,183 169 468 559
Montebello 19,844 10,378 7,005 4,643 512 1,806 258 714 853
Monterey Park 19,728 10,318 6,964 4,616 509 1,795 256 710 848
North El Monte* 1,262 660 445 295 33 115 16 45 54
Norwalk 27,238 14,245 9,615 6,374 703 2,479 354 981 1,171
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Palmdale 44,075 23,051 15,558 10,314 1,137 4,011 573 1,587 1,895
Palos Verdes Estates 4,757 2,488 1,679 1,113 123 433 62 171 205
Paramount 14,339 7,499 5,062 3,355 370 1,305 186 516 617
Pasadena 54,734 28,626 19,321 12,808 1,412 4,981 712 1,970 2,354
Pico Rivera 17,027 8,905 6,011 3,984 439 1,549 221 613 732
Pomona 38,869 20,328 13,721 9,095 1,003 3,537 505 1,399 1,671
Quartz Hill* 3,542 1,852 1,250 829 91 322 46 128 152
Rancho Palos Verdes 15,780 8,253 5,570 3,693 407 1,436 205 568 679
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Redondo Beach 27,820 14,550 9,820 6,510 718 2,532 362 1,002 1,196
Rolling Hills 615 322 217 144 16 56 8 22 26
Rolling Hills Estates 3,026 1,583 1,068 708 78 275 39 109 130
Rose Hills* 1,021 534 360 239 26 93 13 37 44
Rosemead 14,671 7,673 5,179 3,433 379 1,335 191 528 631
Rowland Heights 14,751 7,715 5,207 3,452 381 1,342 192 531 634
San Dimas 11,749 6,145 4,147 2,749 303 1,069 153 423 505
San Fernando 6,249 3,268 2,206 1,462 161 569 81 225 269
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
San Gabriel 12,239 6,401 4,320 2,864 316 1,114 159 441 526
San Marino 4,515 2,361 1,594 1,057 116 411 59 163 194
San Pasqual* 894 468 316 209 23 81 12 32 38
Santa Clarita 67,914 35,519 23,974 15,892 1,752 6,180 883 2,445 2,920
Santa Fe Springs 5,078 2,656 1,793 1,188 131 462 66 183 218
Santa Monica 46,358 24,245 16,364 10,848 1,196 4,219 603 1,669 1,993
Sierra Madre 4,441 2,323 1,568 1,039 115 404 58 160 191
Signal Hill 4,368 2,284 1,542 1,022 113 397 57 157 188
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
South El Monte 5,304 2,774 1,872 1,241 137 483 69 191 228
South Gate 23,557 12,320 8,316 5,512 608 2,144 306 848 1,013
South Monrovia Island* 1,612 843 569 377 42 147 21 58 69
South Pasadena 10,248 5,360 3,618 2,398 264 933 133 369 441
South San Gabriel* 2,334 1,221 824 546 60 212 30 84 100
South San Jose Hills* 4,136 2,163 1,460 968 107 376 54 149 178
South Whittier* 15,484 8,098 5,466 3,623 399 1,409 201 557 666
Stevenson Ranch* 6,348 3,320 2,241 1,485 164 578 83 229 273
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Sun Village* 3,147 1,646 1,111 736 81 286 41 113 135
Temple City 11,094 5,802 3,916 2,596 286 1,010 144 399 477
Topanga* 3,242 1,696 1,144 759 84 295 42 117 139
Torrance 54,904 28,715 19,381 12,848 1,417 4,996 714 1,977 2,361
Val Verde* 748 391 264 175 19 68 10 27 32
Valinda* 5,236 2,738 1,848 1,225 135 476 68 188 225
Vernon 30 16 11 7 1 3 0 1 1
View Park-Windsor Hills* 4,662 2,438 1,646 1,091 120 424 61 168 200
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
Vincent* 4,260 2,228 1,504 997 110 388 55 153 183
Walnut 9,081 4,749 3,206 2,125 234 826 118 327 390
Walnut Park* 3,744 1,958 1,322 876 97 341 49 135 161
West Athens* 2,795 1,462 987 654 72 254 36 101 120
West Carson* 7,458 3,901 2,633 1,745 192 679 97 268 321
West Covina 30,752 16,083 10,855 7,196 793 2,798 400 1,107 1,322
West Hollywood 22,602 11,821 7,979 5,289 583 2,057 294 814 972
West Puente Valley* 5,015 2,623 1,770 1,174 129 456 65 181 216
Place All Households With Pets With Dog With Cat With Bird With Fresh Water Fish With Salt Water Fish With Reptile With Small Animal
West Rancho Dominguez* 6,295 3,292 2,222 1,473 162 573 82 227 271
West Whittier-Los Nietos* 7,115 3,721 2,512 1,665 184 647 92 256 306
Westlake Village 3,363 1,759 1,187 787 87 306 44 121 145
Westmont* 10,398 5,438 3,670 2,433 268 946 135 374 447
Whittier 27,803 14,541 9,814 6,506 717 2,530 361 1,001 1,196
Willowbrook* 5,010 2,620 1,769 1,172 129 456 65 180 215

* Unincorporated community

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Veterinary Medical Association & American Pet Products Association


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.