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Placerville, California - Basic Facts

The City of Placerville had a population of 10,593 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Placerville is located at latitude 38.7305 and longitude -120.797 in El Dorado County. The formal boundaries for the City of Placerville (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. El Dorado County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,867 feet.

The City of Placerville (GNIS ID: 2411433) 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 Placerville is located within Placerville CCD of El Dorado County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Placerville 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 Placerville: Dry Diggings, Dry Diggins, Hangtown, Old Dry Diggings, Old Dry Diggins.

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


Total Population 10,593
Population in Households 10,025
Population in Familes 7,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 568
Population Density1 1,823
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 4,184
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,573
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,288 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,896 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 437 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $336,592
Average Home Value $372,475


Median Household Income $53,405
Average Household Income $68,573
Per Capita Income $29,568
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.39%
Households 0.21% 0.34%
Families 0.71% 0.38%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

Placerville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Placerville 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 # 481 68th
Population Density1 # 630 59th
Diversity Index2 # 983 35th
Median Household Income # 809 47th
Per Capita Income # 669 56th

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