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Big Lagoon, California - Basic Facts

The Big Lagoon Census Designated Place had a population of 105 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Big Lagoon, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 105
Daytime Population: Workers 13
Daytime Population: Residents 69
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 82
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 103
Population in Familes 69
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 175
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $35,597
Average Household Income $54,627
Per Capita Income $27,421


Total Housing Units 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37 (29.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (52.8%)
Median Home Value $412,500
Average Home Value $433,333


Total Households 60
Average Household Size 1.72
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.69% 1.12%
Households 1.73% 1.3%
Families 4.84% 1.26%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 2017 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 # 1422 6th
Population Density # 1158 24th
Diversity Index # 1256 17th
Median Household Income # 1341 12th
Per Capita Income # 839 45th

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