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Volcano, California - Basic Facts

The Volcano Census Designated Place had a population of 116 as of July 1, 2016. Volcano ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Volcano is located at latitude 38.4456 and longitude -120.6305 in Amador County. The formal boundaries for the Volcano Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Amador County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,070 feet.

The Volcano Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583178) 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 Volcano Census Designated Place is located within Sutter Creek-Plymouth CCD of Amador County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Volcano: Soldier's Gulch, The Volcano.

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


Total Population 116
Population in Households 116
Population in Familes 95
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 77
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 56
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $315,385
Average Home Value $352,174


Median Household Income $61,494
Average Household Income $77,268
Per Capita Income $32,880
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.34%
Households 0.29% 0.7%
Families 2.71% 0.51%
Median Household Income   4.05%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.

Volcano, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Volcano 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 # 1414 7th
Population Density1 # 1323 13th
Diversity Index2 # 1405 7th
Median Household Income # 585 61st
Per Capita Income # 517 66th

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