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Orick, California - Basic Facts

The Orick Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Humboldt County at latitude 41.2911 and longitude -124.0742. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 26 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Orick 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 Orick Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Orick: Arekw, Orekw, Swan.

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


Total Population 357
Population in Households 349
Population in Familes 235
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 75
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $385,714
Average Home Value $489,951


Median Household Income $45,171
Average Household Income $57,265
Per Capita Income $28,467
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.11%
Households 0.28% 0.12%
Families 1.39% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.66%
Per Capita Income   2.75%
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.


Orick, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Orick 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 # 1244 18th
Population Density1 # 1333 13th
Diversity Index2 # 1276 16th
Median Household Income # 983 36th
Per Capita Income # 631 59th

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