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Big Lagoon, California - Basic Facts

The Big Lagoon Census Designated Place had a population of 100 as of July 1, 2016. Big Lagoon 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 Big Lagoon is located at latitude 41.1594 and longitude -124.1299 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the Big Lagoon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Big Lagoon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2611424) 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 Big Lagoon Census Designated Place is located within North Coastal CCD of Humboldt County.

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


Total Population 100
Population in Households 98
Population in Familes 66
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 167
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 1.72
Family Households 30
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (27.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (55.8%)
Median Home Value $366,667
Average Home Value $407,639


Median Household Income $36,384
Average Household Income $55,751
Per Capita Income $26,995
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 0.98%
Households 1.17% 0.69%
Families 5.09% 0.66%
Median Household Income   4.18%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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 Lagoon, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Lagoon 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 # 1428 6th
Population Density1 # 1175 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 1281 16th
Median Household Income # 1296 15th
Per Capita Income # 795 48th

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