Potter Valley, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Potter Valley, California - Basic Facts

The Potter Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 599 as of July 1, 2016. Potter Valley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Potter Valley is located at latitude 39.3171 and longitude -123.1099 in Mendocino County. The formal boundaries for the Potter Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Mendocino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 948 feet.

The Potter Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628779) 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 Potter Valley Census Designated Place is located within Redwood Valley-Potter Valley CCD of Mendocino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Potter Valley 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 Potter Valley: Be-loh-kai.

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


Total Population 599
Population in Households 594
Population in Familes 482
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 149
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $450,000
Average Home Value $515,385


Median Household Income $65,060
Average Household Income $79,521
Per Capita Income $30,666
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.2% -0.57%
Households -1.23% -0.54%
Families -1.02% -0.67%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.

Potter Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potter Valley 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 # 1155 24th
Population Density1 # 1207 20th
Diversity Index2 # 783 48th
Median Household Income # 514 66th
Per Capita Income # 622 59th

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