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Magalia, California - Basic Facts

The Magalia Census Designated Place had a population of 11,410 as of July 1, 2015. Magalia 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 Magalia is located at latitude 39.8187 and longitude -121.6078 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the Magalia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,333 feet.

The Magalia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408161) 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 Magalia Census Designated Place is located within Paradise CCD of Butte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Magalia 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 Magalia: Butte Mills, Dog Town, Dogtown, Mill City, Mountain View.

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


Total Population 11,410
Population in Households 11,363
Population in Familes 9,151
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 814
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 4,879
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,356
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,666 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,213 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 551 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $160,139
Average Home Value $182,508


Median Household Income $44,367
Average Household Income $54,354
Per Capita Income $23,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.26%
Households 0.21% 0.29%
Families 0.46% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.


Magalia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Magalia 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 # 459 70th
Population Density1 # 820 46th
Diversity Index2 # 1400 8th
Median Household Income # 1048 31st
Per Capita Income # 908 40th

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