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Rail Road Flat, California - Basic Facts

The Rail Road Flat Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Calaveras County at latitude 38.3129 and longitude -120.4994. Calaveras County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,602 feet.

The formal official name is the Rail Road Flat Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rail Road Flat, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Rail Road Flat indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rail Road Flat: Railroad Flat.

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Rail Road Flat, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 476
Population in Households 476
Population in Familes 360
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 222
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 355 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (37.5%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $166,324


Median Household Income $41,006
Average Household Income $47,750
Per Capita Income $22,735
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.05% -0.08%
Households 0.21% 0.0%
Families 2.57% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 1199 21st
Population Density1 # 1488 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 1364 11th
Median Household Income # 1113 27th
Per Capita Income # 906 41st

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