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Tara Hills, California - Basic Facts

The Tara Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 4,854 as of July 1, 2016. Tara Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Tara Hills is located at latitude 37.9939 and longitude -122.3188 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the Tara Hills Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Tara Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410059) 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 Tara Hills Census Designated Place is located within West Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tara Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 4,854
Population in Households 4,840
Population in Familes 4,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 7,303
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 1,548
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 1,172
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,080 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 467 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $386,628
Average Home Value $426,249


Median Household Income $67,041
Average Household Income $79,922
Per Capita Income $25,719
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.19%
Households -1.13% -0.35%
Families -1.05% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Tara Hills, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tara Hills 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 # 650 57th
Population Density1 # 125 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 55 97th
Median Household Income # 479 68th
Per Capita Income # 880 42nd

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