Benbow, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Benbow, California - Basic Facts

The Benbow Census Designated Place had a population of 324 as of July 1, 2016. Benbow ranks in the lower 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 Benbow is located at latitude 40.0603 and longitude -123.7654 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the Benbow Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 440 feet.

The Benbow Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2611375) 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 Benbow Census Designated Place is located within Garberville CCD of Humboldt County.

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


Total Population 324
Population in Households 289
Population in Familes 188
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 66
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $503,049
Average Home Value $366,867


Median Household Income $40,298
Average Household Income $55,328
Per Capita Income $25,200
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.18%
Households 0.0% 0.13%
Families -1.96% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.31%
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.

Benbow, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benbow 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 # 1256 17th
Population Density1 # 1344 11th
Diversity Index2 # 1336 12th
Median Household Income # 1190 22nd
Per Capita Income # 905 40th

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