Forest Meadows, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest Meadows, California - Basic Facts

The Forest Meadows Census Designated Place had a population of 1,267 as of July 1, 2016. Forest Meadows 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 Forest Meadows is located at latitude 38.1664 and longitude -120.4052 in Calaveras County. The formal boundaries for the Forest Meadows Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calaveras County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,376 feet.

The Forest Meadows Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408228) 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 Forest Meadows Census Designated Place is located within Arnold-West Point CCD of Calaveras County.

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


Total Population 1,267
Population in Households 1,267
Population in Familes 1,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 224
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 606
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 414
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 877 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 271 (30.9%)
Median Home Value $458,333
Average Home Value $422,904


Median Household Income $64,071
Average Household Income $87,734
Per Capita Income $40,882
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% -0.08%
Households 0.54% 0.07%
Families -0.12% 0.05%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Forest Meadows, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Meadows 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 # 985 35th
Population Density1 # 1108 27th
Diversity Index2 # 1459 4th
Median Household Income # 531 65th
Per Capita Income # 311 80th

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