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West Point, California - Basic Facts

West Point is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the West Point Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Calaveras County at latitude 38.3991 and longitude -120.5274. Calaveras County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,769 feet.

The formal boundaries for the West Point Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Point: Indian Gulch, Westpoint.

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West Point, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Point 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 # 1134 26th
Population Density1 # 1154 24th
Diversity Index2 # 1096 28th
Median Household Income # 1224 20th
Per Capita Income # 1082 29th

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

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West Point, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 672
Population in Households 671
Population in Familes 503
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 181
Diversity Index2 43
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 308
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $111,149
Average Home Value $117,488
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,370
Average Household Income $41,533
Per Capita Income $19,425
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.07% -0.27%
Households 0.0% -0.2%
Families -0.52% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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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