Rail Road Flat, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Rail Road Flat, California - Basic Facts

The Rail Road Flat Census Designated Place had a population of 468 as of July 1, 2015. Rail Road Flat 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 Rail Road Flat is located at latitude 38.3129 and longitude -120.4994 in Calaveras County. The formal boundaries for the Rail Road Flat Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Calaveras County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,602 feet.

The Rail Road Flat Census Designated Place 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rail Road Flat population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rail Road Flat: Railroad Flat.

Rail Road Flat Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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Rail Road Flat, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 468
Population in Households 468
Population in Familes 355
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 32
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 219
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (36.7%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $193,713
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,395
Average Household Income $50,586
Per Capita Income $24,005
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.39%
Households -0.09% -0.37%
Families 1.79% -0.3%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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.

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Rail Road Flat, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rail Road Flat to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1200 21st
Population Density1 # 1488 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 1353 11th
Median Household Income # 1165 24th
Per Capita Income # 860 44th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.