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The Forest Ranch Census Designated Place had a population of 1,146 as of July 1, 2016. Forest Ranch 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 Forest Ranch is located at latitude 39.8952 and longitude -121.6705 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the Forest Ranch Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,415 feet.

The Forest Ranch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2612481) 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 Forest Ranch Census Designated Place is located within Paradise CCD of Butte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Ranch 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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Forest Ranch, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,146
Population in Households 1,146
Population in Familes 901
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 82
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 501
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 332
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 411 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $313,415
Average Home Value $400,610


Median Household Income $98,483
Average Household Income $135,003
Per Capita Income $61,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.14%
Households -0.59% -0.2%
Families -1.37% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Forest Ranch, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Ranch 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 # 1019 33rd
Population Density1 # 1310 14th
Diversity Index2 # 1485 2nd
Median Household Income # 163 89th
Per Capita Income # 98 94th

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