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Samoa, California - Basic Facts

The Samoa Census Designated Place had a population of 247 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Samoa is located at latitude 40.8146 and longitude -124.1892 in Humboldt County. 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. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Samoa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628788) 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 Samoa Census Designated Place is located within Arcata CCD of Humboldt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Samoa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Samoa: Brownsville, Worthville.

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Samoa Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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Samoa, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 247
Population in Households 242
Population in Familes 146
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 295
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 88
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (30.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (58.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $168,750
Average Home Value $247,414


Median Household Income $41,697
Average Household Income $50,594
Per Capita Income $21,853
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.83% -0.57%
Households -0.64% -0.46%
Families -2.12% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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, 2015 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 # 1309 14th
Population Density1 # 1059 31st
Diversity Index2 # 1086 29th
Median Household Income # 1121 26th
Per Capita Income # 978 36th

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