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West Point, California - Basic Facts

The West Point Census Designated Place had a population of 661 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

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

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West Point, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 661
Population in Households 660
Population in Familes 496
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 178
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 303
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $133,750
Average Home Value $145,793


Median Household Income $34,857
Average Household Income $38,877
Per Capita Income $18,429
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.43%
Households -0.31% -0.4%
Families -0.74% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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 1,523 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 # 1140 25th
Population Density1 # 1156 24th
Diversity Index2 # 1101 28th
Median Household Income # 1335 12th
Per Capita Income # 1181 23rd

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