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Buckhorn, California - Basic Facts

The Buckhorn Census Designated Place had a population of 2,469 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Buckhorn, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,469
Daytime Population: Workers 219
Daytime Population: Residents 1,635
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,854
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 2,469
Population in Familes 1,927
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 421
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $51,686
Average Household Income $65,809
Per Capita Income $30,400


Total Housing Units 1,715 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 947 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 565 (32.9%)
Median Home Value $276,130
Average Home Value $276,478


Total Households 1,150
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 756
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.49%
Households 0.14% 0.45%
Families -0.04% 0.45%
Median Household Income   0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

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, 2017 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 # 840 45th
Population Density # 977 36th
Diversity Index # 1410 7th
Median Household Income # 894 41st
Per Capita Income # 694 54th

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