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Buck Meadows, California - Basic Facts

The Buck Meadows Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mariposa County at latitude 37.8126 and longitude -120.0653. Mariposa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,015 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Buck Meadows 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 Buck Meadows Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 33
Population in Households 33
Population in Familes 26
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 16
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 11
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11 (27.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (60.0%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $143,750


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $42,888
Per Capita Income $19,429
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.48% 0.6%
Households 1.53% 1.22%
Families 11.22% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.


Buck Meadows, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buck Meadows 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 # 1490 2nd
Population Density1 # 1476 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 1341 12th
Median Household Income # 1315 14th
Per Capita Income # 1081 29th

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