Buckhorn, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buckhorn, California - Basic Facts

The Buckhorn Census Designated Place had a population of 2,501 as of July 1, 2016. Buckhorn ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buckhorn is located at latitude 38.4531 and longitude -120.5355 in Amador County. The formal boundaries for the Buckhorn Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Amador County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,294 feet.

The Buckhorn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586444) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Buckhorn Census Designated Place is located within Pine Grove-Silver Lake CCD of Amador County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buckhorn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Buckhorn, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,501
Population in Households 2,501
Population in Familes 1,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 426
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 1,177
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 775
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 971 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 554 (32.0%)
Median Home Value $272,321
Average Home Value $274,846


Median Household Income $52,769
Average Household Income $63,877
Per Capita Income $29,848
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.46%
Households 0.54% 0.52%
Families 0.36% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Buckhorn, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buckhorn to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 832 45th
Population Density1 # 977 36th
Diversity Index2 # 1416 7th
Median Household Income # 833 45th
Per Capita Income # 656 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.