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Magalia, California - Basic Facts

The Magalia Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Butte County at latitude 39.8187 and longitude -121.6078. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,333 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Magalia 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 Magalia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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, 2014)


Total Population 11,381
Population in Households 11,334
Population in Familes 9,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 812
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 4,863
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,338
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,666 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,196 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 518 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $138,105
Average Home Value $161,910


Median Household Income $42,962
Average Household Income $52,718
Per Capita Income $22,372
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.3%
Households 0.18% 0.33%
Families 0.44% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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, 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 # 459 70th
Population Density1 # 817 46th
Diversity Index2 # 1398 8th
Median Household Income # 1063 30th
Per Capita Income # 924 39th

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