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Overview

Introduction to Malibu, California

Malibu, California, in Los Angeles county, is 11 miles S of Thousand Oaks, California (center to center) and 32 miles W of Los Angeles, California. The city is considered part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area.

Malibu History

The original inhabitants of Malibu were a Native American tribe called the Chumash. They called the area 'Humaliwo' from which the present name is derived. This region started developing after the Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo landed here in 1542 looking for fresh water. The first highway was built through this region in 1929. It was incorporated as a city in 1991.

Malibu and Nearby Attractions

  • Zuma Beach.
  • Malibu State Beach.
  • Malibu Bluffs Park.
  • Malibu Creek State Park.
  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
  • Topanga Canyon.

Things To Do In Malibu

Malibu is a beautiful city full of picturesque views. It has excellent beaches where one can go swimming, sailing and indulge in other water sports. There are a number of parks which have facilities for baseball, soccer and other sports. One can also go hiking, mountain biking, cycling and horse riding.

Malibu Transportation

The Los Angeles International Airport serves the city.

Malibu Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available at Pepperdine University.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,853
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens24%
Employed Population 16+5,873
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61.4%
Median Earnings25+$73,211
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$165,484
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home21.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%
Median Gross Rent$2,679
Median House Value$1,802,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.7%
German15.4%
English14.5%
Irish11.4%
Italian8%
Russian4.9%
Polish4%
French Except Basque3.6%
Scottish3.5%
Dutch2.6%
Swedish2.6%
Hungarian2.5%
Norwegian1.9%
Austrian1.9%
Iranian1.6%
Greek1.2%
Arab1.1%
Czech0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Israeli0.7%
Syrian0.7%
Romanian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
African0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Ugandan0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Slovak0.2%
South African0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Canadian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Moroccan0.1%
Basque0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Malibu Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90263, 90265
P.O. Box Zip Codes90264
Phone Area Codes310,424
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.04
Approximate Longitude-118.71

Malibu Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSANTA MONICA PIER
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp50 to 64 F
Apr Temp54 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 69 F
Oct Temp59 to 70 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches
StationCANOGA PARK PIERCE COLLG
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp40 to 68 F
Apr Temp45 to 78 F
Jul Temp57 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 84 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches
StationPOINT MUGU NF
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp45 to 66 F
Apr Temp48 to 68 F
Jul Temp58 to 74 F
Oct Temp54 to 74 F
Annual Precip13.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Agoura Hills20,689$131,845
Calabasas24,091$129,355
Hidden Hills1,573$250
Santa Monica92,247$117,297
Thousand Oaks128,623$120,457
Westlake Village8,443$149,531

Malibu Public Schools

Juan Cabrillo Elementary
30237 Morning View Dr.
ZIP: 90265
Primary
Total Enrollment 225
Kilpatrick, Vernon Camp
427 S. Encinal Canyon Rd.
ZIP: 90265
High
Malibu High
30215 Morning View Dr.
ZIP: 90265
Other
Total Enrollment 1107
Miller, Fred C. Camp
433 S. Encinal Canyon Rd.
ZIP: 90265
High
Total Enrollment 21
Point Dume Elementary
6955 Fernhill Dr.
ZIP: 90265
Primary
Total Enrollment 218
Webster Elementary
3602 Winter Canyon
ZIP: 90265
Primary
Total Enrollment 321

Malibu Private Schools

Mckinna Learning Center
28990 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 220
ZIP: 90265
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Moreau Academy
31222 Beach View Estates Dr
ZIP: 90265
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Our Lady Of Malibu School
3625 Winter Canyon Rd
ZIP: 90265
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
St Aidans School
28211 Pacific Coast Hwy
ZIP: 90265
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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