Knightsen, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Knightsen, California - Basic Facts

The Knightsen Census Designated Place had a population of 1,694 as of July 1, 2016. Knightsen ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Knightsen is located at latitude 37.9624 and longitude -121.6486 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the Knightsen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Knightsen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408496) 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 Knightsen Census Designated Place is located within East Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Knightsen 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 Knightsen: Knightsen Station.

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


Total Population 1,694
Population in Households 1,681
Population in Familes 1,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 203
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 563
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 456
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 393 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 171 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $432,075
Average Home Value $528,490


Median Household Income $82,506
Average Household Income $97,969
Per Capita Income $28,916
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.24% 1.63%
Households 0.94% 1.48%
Families 2.12% 1.53%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

Knightsen, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knightsen 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 # 914 40th
Population Density1 # 1123 26th
Diversity Index2 # 381 75th
Median Household Income # 280 82nd
Per Capita Income # 703 54th

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