Crescent City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Crescent City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Crescent City had a population of 6,612 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Crescent City is located at latitude 41.7645 and longitude -124.2008 in Del Norte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crescent City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Del Norte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of Crescent City (GNIS ID: 2410262) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Crescent City is located within Crescent City CCD of Del Norte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Crescent City 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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Crescent City, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,612
Population in Households 4,682
Population in Familes 3,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,930
Population Density1 3,368
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 1,524
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 876
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 490 (25.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,034 (54.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 382 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $175,787
Average Home Value $210,787


Median Household Income $22,418
Average Household Income $38,488
Per Capita Income $15,648
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.29% -0.62%
Households -1.8% -1.22%
Families -1.12% -1.24%
Median Household Income   -0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
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.

Crescent City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crescent City 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 # 583 62nd
Population Density1 # 399 74th
Diversity Index2 # 582 61st
Median Household Income # 1500 1st
Per Capita Income # 1326 13th

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