Furnace Creek, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Furnace Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 24 as of July 1, 2016. Furnace Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Furnace Creek is located at latitude 36.4132 and longitude -116.8778 in Inyo County. The formal boundaries for the Furnace Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Inyo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -190 feet.

The Furnace Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408270) 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 Furnace Creek Census Designated Place is located within Death Valley CCD of Inyo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Furnace Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 24
Population in Households 23
Population in Familes 12
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 15
Average Household Size 1.53
Family Households 5
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 18 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 (27.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (55.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $125,000


Median Household Income $30,216
Average Household Income $43,816
Per Capita Income $26,209
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -5.24% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

Furnace Creek, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Furnace Creek 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 # 1489 2nd
Population Density1 # 1507 1st
Diversity Index2 # 1156 24th
Median Household Income # 1437 5th
Per Capita Income # 850 44th

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