A beautiful beach city located 30 miles west of Los Angeles.

Overview for Malibu, CA

17,733 people live in Malibu, where the median age is 48.6 and the average individual income is $97,888.15. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,733

TOTAL POPULATION

48.6 YEARS

MEDIAN AGE

LOW

POPULATION DENSITYPopulation DensityThis is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$97,888.15

AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL INCOME

Living in Malibu

A peaceful pocket of California with oceanfront views and high quality of life

A beautiful beach city located 30 miles west of Los Angeles. Its residents and visitors love the area for its beautiful 21-mile coastal drive, ocean views, and pleasant Mediterranean climate. Malibu is home to dozens of beaches along one side, with the Santa Monica Mountains on the other, offering the best coastal and mountain views in the area. Nearby popular areas include Pacific PalisadesSanta Monica, and Topanga. It’s also a hip cultural destination, featuring diverse shops, restaurants, and opportunities to enjoy the arts. Malibu’s gorgeous real estate market is home to young people, families, and even celebrities. Some typical architectures you might see are the modern and Mission Revival style and various waterfront properties.

What to Love

  • Beautiful beaches and hiking trails
  • Some of California’s best views
  • California wineries and tasting rooms
  • Gourmet restaurants and high-end boutiques

Local Lifestyle

The Malibu community is friendly, with a small-town feel. Most of its residents take advantage of the surrounding beaches and spend their free time being active. Unique restaurants and wineries are also plentiful, and many locals tend to be well versed in the arts and cinema.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Locals love Malibu for its diverse and top-notch restaurants. Nobu Malibu, of Iron Chef’s acclaimed Nobu Matsuhisa, serves traditional Japanese fare alongside California cuisine. For classical seafood, Broad Street Oyster Company is known for serving lobster rolls, oysters, caviar, and fried fish in a quirky, nautical atmosphere. 

The Malibu Cafe has been described as a “nouveau barbecue” and is an excellent option for those looking for the latest trend. This chic restaurant is in the gorgeous Calamigos Ranch. Diners love it for the view just as much as the cutting-edge menu and rotating cocktails. 

Malibu Farm Cafe is a locally-sourced brunch spot. This beloved gem has its roots in Malibu but has made its way to Newport Beach and San Diego and has even crossed borders into New York, Hawaii, and Japan. Besides offering clean, local foods, founder and chef Helene Henderson regularly updates the farm’s website with recipes that you can try yourself. 

The Dudes’ Brewing Company offers delicious brews to please California’s casual beer drinkers. Locals love it for the fun atmosphere, weekly trivia, yoga and beer mornings, and comedy shows. 

Movie buffs love Melrose Rooftop Theatre. This fashionable and unique rooftop theatre runs new releases and cult classics alike. Guests get a kick out of the theatre’s fun bean bag seating and an upscale three-course meal. 

Malibu has an abundance of unique outdoor shopping malls, plazas, and promenades. The Oaks Shopping Center is a refined shopping area with over 180 establishments. It has a mix of big-name retailers and local businesses and has something for everybody. The Promenade at Westlake is smaller and focused on upscale shopping. On the other hand, Trancas Country Market is a laid-back, rustic space that emphasizes the easygoing elements of beach life. This is a great spot to get surf and skatewear, beachy decor, and charming gifts.

Things to Do in Malibu

Malibu offers some of California’s most beautiful beaches and outdoor opportunities. Malibu Creek State Park is nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains and has hiking trails and a swimming hole. Malibu Lagoon, also known as Surfrider Beach, is a state park and the first World Surfing Reserve. Malibu Pier is a fun boardwalk that is also the launch point for cruising boats, provides beach rentals, and supports fishing. Those who enjoy getting active frequent Point Dume Village, a shopping center that offers various yoga and Pilates classes. 

For a taste of culture, visit the Getty Villa. This arts and research institute is dedicated to the
“presentation, conservation, and interpretation” of artwork, serving the public and professionals alike. Cinema enthusiasts love the annual Malibu International Film Festival.


Of course, Malibu is home to countless high-quality wineries and tasting rooms. Cornell Winery and Tasting Room have gorgeous outdoor seating, with booths nestled into nature’s nooks and crannies. They offer monthly wine tastings and frequently bring in live music. Likewise, Malibu Wines and Beer Garden provides outdoor seating surrounded by beautiful views and maintains a full calendar of events. They also host “Wine Hikes” and guided vineyard walks. Every spring, they host Spring Market, bringing together local vendors from throughout Malibu.

Malibu Schools

Malibu is served by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Schools include:

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Demographics and Employment Data for Malibu, CA

PopulationHouseholdsEmployment

Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,733 people call Malibu home. The population density is 243.78 and the largest age group is between 25 and 64 years old. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

17,733

TOTAL POPULATION

LOW

POPULATION DENSITYPopulation DensityThis is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

48.6

MEDIAN AGE

49.01 / 50.99%

MEN VS WOMEN

POPULATION BY AGE GROUP

0-9: 5.05%

0-9 Years

10-17: 10.85%

10-17 Years

18-24: 18.6%

18-24 Years

25-64: 44.2%

25-64 Years

65-74: 14.13%

65-74 Years

75+: 7.16%

75+ Years

EDUCATION LEVEL

1%

12%

87%

  • Less Than 9th Grade58 (1%)
  • Associate Degree622 (12%)
  • Bachelor Degree4382 (87%)

Schools in Malibu, CA

All (7)

Primary Schools (2)

Middle Schools (1)

High Schools (1)

Mixed Schools (3)

The following schools are within or nearby Malibu. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

TYPE

NAME

CATEGORY

GRADES

SCHOOLRATING

Malibu High

30215 Morning View Dr., Malibu, CA, 90265

Public

9th – 12th

5/5

Webster Elementary

3602 Winter Canyon, Malibu, CA, 90265

Public

K – 5th

4/5

Malibu Elementary

6955 Fernhill Dr., Malibu, CA, 90265

Public

K – 5th

4/5

Malibu Middle

30237 Morning View Dr., Malibu, CA, 90265

Public

6th – 8th

No rating available

Sycamore School

3504 Las Flores Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA, 90265

Private

K – 5th

No rating available

Our Lady Of Malibu School

3625 S Winter Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA, 90265

Private

K – 8th

No rating available

McKinna Learning Center

28990 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 2, Malibu, CA, 90265

Private

4th – 10th

No rating available

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