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Olancha, California - Basic Facts

The Olancha Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Inyo County at latitude 36.2698 and longitude -118.0013. Inyo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,658 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Olancha 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 Olancha Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 191
Population in Households 191
Population in Familes 141
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 24
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 78
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 43
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (20.4%)
Median Home Value $98,333
Average Home Value $212,745


Median Household Income $33,817
Average Household Income $47,742
Per Capita Income $23,485
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.12% -0.1%
Households 0.0% 0.26%
Families -3.49% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   3.02%
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.

Olancha, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olancha 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 # 1353 11th
Population Density1 # 1464 4th
Diversity Index2 # 799 47th
Median Household Income # 1342 12th
Per Capita Income # 852 44th

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