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Scotia, California - Basic Facts

The Scotia Census Designated Place had a population of 864 as of July 1, 2016.

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 (GNIS ID: 2611446) 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 Scotia Census Designated Place is located within Garberville CCD of Humboldt County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scotia: Forestville.

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Scotia Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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Scotia, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 864
Population in Households 863
Population in Familes 695
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,158
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 267
Average Household Size 3.23
Family Households 182
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (26.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 194 (70.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $280,357
Average Home Value $339,384


Median Household Income $47,008
Average Household Income $60,713
Per Capita Income $22,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.23%
Households 0.12% 0.07%
Families -2.41% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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.

Scotia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotia to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1082 29th
Population Density1 # 744 51st
Diversity Index2 # 926 39th
Median Household Income # 1004 34th
Per Capita Income # 1039 32nd

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