Buttonwillow, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Buttonwillow, California - Basic Facts

The Buttonwillow Census Designated Place had a population of 1,518 as of July 1, 2016. Buttonwillow ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Buttonwillow is located at latitude 35.4092 and longitude -119.4407 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Buttonwillow Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 269 feet.

The Buttonwillow Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407932) 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 Buttonwillow Census Designated Place is located within Buttonwillow CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buttonwillow 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 Buttonwillow: Buena Vista.

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


Total Population 1,518
Population in Households 1,518
Population in Familes 1,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 219
Diversity Index2 92


Total Households 377
Average Household Size 4.03
Family Households 317
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 206 (50.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $142,241
Average Home Value $141,329


Median Household Income $35,331
Average Household Income $45,331
Per Capita Income $11,270
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.29%
Households -0.08% 0.16%
Families -0.15% 0.13%
Median Household Income   -0.26%
Per Capita Income   0.11%
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.

Buttonwillow, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buttonwillow 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 # 945 38th
Population Density1 # 1112 27th
Diversity Index2 # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 1333 12th
Per Capita Income # 1447 5th

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