Scotia, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Scotia, California - Basic Facts

The Scotia Census Designated Place had a population of 868 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Scotia is located at latitude 40.4788 and longitude -124.1047 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the Scotia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 194 feet.

The Scotia Census Designated Place 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scotia 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 Scotia: Forestville.

Scotia Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 868
Population in Households 867
Population in Familes 699
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,164
Diversity Index2 52
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 274
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 187
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (25.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 201 (71.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $177,778
Average Home Value $235,473
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,974
Average Household Income $52,329
Per Capita Income $19,357
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.32%
Households 0.64% 0.43%
Families -2.36% 0.42%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.

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Scotia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotia 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 # 1088 29th
Population Density1 # 745 51st
Diversity Index2 # 944 38th
Median Household Income # 1031 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1116 27th

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