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Volcano, California - Basic Facts

The Volcano Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Amador County at latitude 38.4456 and longitude -120.6305. Amador County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,070 feet.

The formal official name is the Volcano Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Volcano, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Volcano indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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

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Volcano, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 117
Population in Households 117
Population in Familes 95
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 78
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 74 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $221,429
Average Home Value $261,413


Median Household Income $57,069
Average Household Income $69,207
Per Capita Income $30,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.41% 0.51%
Households 0.84% 0.69%
Families 4.01% 1.01%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1421 7th
Population Density1 # 1326 13th
Diversity Index2 # 1412 8th
Median Household Income # 606 60th
Per Capita Income # 516 66th

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