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El Portal, California - Basic Facts

The El Portal Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mariposa County at latitude 37.674 and longitude -119.8065. Mariposa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,939 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for El Portal 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 El Portal Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 476
Population in Households 309
Population in Familes 163
Population in Group Qrtrs 167
Population Density1 299
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 1.33
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (14.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 191 (68.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $328,571
Average Home Value $410,625


Median Household Income $62,269
Average Household Income $73,083
Per Capita Income $28,784
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.1% -0.13%
Households 0.2% -0.09%
Families -4.59% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.


El Portal, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares El Portal 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 # 1198 21st
Population Density1 # 1056 31st
Diversity Index2 # 1027 32nd
Median Household Income # 493 68th
Per Capita Income # 608 60th

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