Pioneer, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pioneer, California - Basic Facts

The Pioneer Census Designated Place had a population of 1,089 as of July 1, 2015. Pioneer 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 Pioneer is located at latitude 38.4355 and longitude -120.5848 in Amador County. The formal boundaries for the Pioneer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Amador County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,986 feet.

The Pioneer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583116) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pioneer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pioneer: Pioneer Station.

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Pioneer, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,089
Population in Households 1,089
Population in Familes 873
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 252
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 478
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 321
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 391 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $214,205
Average Home Value $234,615


Median Household Income $46,482
Average Household Income $55,040
Per Capita Income $24,595
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% 0.35%
Households 0.12% 0.46%
Families 0.12% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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.


Pioneer, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pioneer to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1034 32nd
Population Density1 # 1086 29th
Diversity Index2 # 1464 4th
Median Household Income # 1001 34th
Per Capita Income # 843 45th

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