Mountain Ranch, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mountain Ranch, California - Basic Facts

The Mountain Ranch Census Designated Place had a population of 1,473 as of July 1, 2016. Mountain Ranch 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 Mountain Ranch is located at latitude 38.2549 and longitude -120.513 in Calaveras County. The formal boundaries for the Mountain Ranch Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Calaveras County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,123 feet.

The Mountain Ranch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408882) 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 Mountain Ranch Census Designated Place is located within San Andreas CCD of Calaveras County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mountain Ranch population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain Ranch: El Dorado, El Dorado Town.

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Mountain Ranch, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,473
Population in Households 1,362
Population in Familes 1,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 683
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 436
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 534 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 222 (24.5%)
Median Home Value $212,963
Average Home Value $269,148


Median Household Income $52,005
Average Household Income $65,517
Per Capita Income $29,476
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.59% -0.4%
Households -1.44% -0.26%
Families -1.72% -0.23%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

Mountain Ranch, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Ranch 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 # 953 37th
Population Density1 # 1427 6th
Diversity Index2 # 1172 23rd
Median Household Income # 855 44th
Per Capita Income # 674 56th

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