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Big Creek, California - Basic Facts

The Big Creek Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Fresno County at latitude 37.2036 and longitude -119.2485. Fresno County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,984 feet.

The formal official name is the Big Creek Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Big Creek, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Big Creek indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Big Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Big Creek, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 177
Population in Households 177
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 385
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (16.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (46.2%)
Median Home Value $275,000
Average Home Value $322,619


Median Household Income $86,302
Average Household Income $92,190
Per Capita Income $31,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.27% 0.56%
Households 0.37% 0.62%
Families 1.47% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   -0.11%
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.


Big Creek, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Creek to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1364 11th
Population Density1 # 1000 34th
Diversity Index2 # 1195 22nd
Median Household Income # 220 86th
Per Capita Income # 483 68th

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