Stirling City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Stirling City, California - Basic Facts

The Stirling City Census Designated Place had a population of 298 as of July 1, 2016. Stirling City 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 Stirling City is located at latitude 39.905 and longitude -121.5374 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the Stirling City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,570 feet.

The Stirling City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2612488) 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 Stirling City Census Designated Place is located within Paradise CCD of Butte County.

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


Total Population 298
Population in Households 298
Population in Familes 238
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 253
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $264,583
Average Home Value $284,118


Median Household Income $54,632
Average Household Income $67,088
Per Capita Income $26,869
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.4%
Households 0.0% 0.34%
Families 1.04% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Stirling City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stirling City 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 # 1273 16th
Population Density1 # 1081 29th
Diversity Index2 # 1377 9th
Median Household Income # 763 50th
Per Capita Income # 808 47th

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