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Valley Springs, California - Basic Facts

The Valley Springs Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Calaveras County at latitude 38.1809 and longitude -120.8043. Calaveras County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 673 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Valley Springs 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 Valley Springs Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valley Springs: Spring Valley, Valley Spring.

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Valley Springs, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,607
Population in Households 3,606
Population in Familes 3,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 365
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 1,370
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,044
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,064 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 305 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $178,039
Average Home Value $197,838


Median Household Income $64,118
Average Household Income $71,373
Per Capita Income $27,175
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.36% 0.03%
Households 0.47% 0.13%
Families 0.62% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.


Valley Springs, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Springs 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 # 720 53rd
Population Density1 # 1016 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 1064 30th
Median Household Income # 467 69th
Per Capita Income # 687 55th

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