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West Point, California - Basic Facts

The West Point Census Designated Place had a population of 670 as of July 1, 2016. West Point ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Point is located at latitude 38.4043 and longitude -120.5373 in Calaveras County. The formal boundaries for the West Point Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calaveras County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,785 feet.

The West Point Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409563) 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 West Point Census Designated Place is located within Arnold-West Point CCD of Calaveras County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Point 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 West Point: Indian Gulch, Westpoint.

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West Point, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 670
Population in Households 669
Population in Familes 501
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 180
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 310
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 179
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $210,135
Average Home Value $187,383


Median Household Income $35,762
Average Household Income $47,654
Per Capita Income $22,690
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.27%
Households 0.1% -0.19%
Families -0.27% -0.34%
Median Household Income   -0.06%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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.

West Point, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Point 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 # 1132 25th
Population Density1 # 1151 24th
Diversity Index2 # 1092 28th
Median Household Income # 1319 13th
Per Capita Income # 1007 34th

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