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 626 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Potter Valley: Be-loh-kai.

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Potter Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 626
Daytime Population: Workers 459
Daytime Population: Residents 324
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 783
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 620
Population in Familes 504
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 155
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $64,810
Average Household Income $81,527
Per Capita Income $31,151


Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $502,717
Average Home Value $524,497


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.43% -0.16%
Households -0.52% -0.17%
Families -0.35% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2017 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 # 1148 24th
Population Density # 1198 21st
Diversity Index # 782 49th
Median Household Income # 565 63rd
Per Capita Income # 667 56th

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