Palermo, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palermo, California - Basic Facts

The Palermo Census Designated Place had a population of 5,419 as of July 1, 2016. Palermo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palermo is located at latitude 39.4307 and longitude -121.5229 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the Palermo Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 194 feet.

The Palermo Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409019) 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 Palermo Census Designated Place is located within Palermo CCD of Butte County.

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


Total Population 5,419
Population in Households 5,384
Population in Familes 4,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 186
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 1,938
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,406
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,407 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 531 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 201 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $183,508
Average Home Value $273,898


Median Household Income $40,894
Average Household Income $56,678
Per Capita Income $20,568
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.39%
Households -0.02% 0.31%
Families 0.05% 0.33%
Median Household Income   -0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.

Palermo, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palermo 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 # 629 59th
Population Density1 # 1145 25th
Diversity Index2 # 606 60th
Median Household Income # 1174 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1109 27th

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