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Dorrington, California - Basic Facts

The Dorrington Census Designated Place had a population of 585 as of July 1, 2016. Dorrington 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 Dorrington is located at latitude 38.2944 and longitude -120.2701 in Calaveras County. The formal boundaries for the Dorrington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calaveras County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,774 feet.

The Dorrington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408683) 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 Dorrington Census Designated Place is located within Arnold-West Point CCD of Calaveras County.

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


Total Population 585
Population in Households 584
Population in Familes 448
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 161
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 287
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,689 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 230 (13.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 ( 3.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,402 (83.0%)
Median Home Value $309,551
Average Home Value $302,706


Median Household Income $60,095
Average Household Income $79,465
Per Capita Income $38,207
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.64% -0.59%
Households -0.38% -0.42%
Families -0.77% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.

Dorrington, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dorrington 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 # 1157 24th
Population Density1 # 1184 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 1443 5th
Median Household Income # 615 59th
Per Capita Income # 352 77th

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