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Samoa, California - Basic Facts

The Samoa Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Humboldt County at latitude 40.8146 and longitude -124.1892. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Samoa 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 Samoa Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Samoa: Brownsville, Worthville.

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


Total Population 245
Population in Households 239
Population in Familes 144
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 293
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (30.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (58.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $243,966


Median Household Income $36,217
Average Household Income $45,663
Per Capita Income $19,454
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.21% -0.83%
Households -1.05% -0.7%
Families -3.16% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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.

Samoa, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Samoa 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 # 1308 14th
Population Density1 # 1058 31st
Diversity Index2 # 1063 30th
Median Household Income # 1266 17th
Per Capita Income # 1080 29th

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