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Benbow, California - Basic Facts

The Benbow Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Humboldt County at latitude 40.0603 and longitude -123.7654. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 440 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Benbow 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 Benbow Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 323
Population in Households 287
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density1 66
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $262,500
Average Home Value $324,699


Median Household Income $35,362
Average Household Income $47,168
Per Capita Income $21,522
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.06%
Households 0.16% 0.13%
Families -2.87% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   3.75%
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 1,523 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 # 1266 17th
Population Density1 # 1350 11th
Diversity Index2 # 1331 12th
Median Household Income # 1293 15th
Per Capita Income # 972 36th

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