Bear Creek, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bear Creek, California - Basic Facts

The Bear Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 296 as of July 1, 2016. Bear Creek ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Bear Creek is located at latitude 37.2966 and longitude -120.4177 in Merced County. The formal boundaries for the Bear Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Merced County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 190 feet.

The Bear Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629759) 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 Bear Creek Census Designated Place is located within Merced CCD of Merced County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bear Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 296
Population in Households 296
Population in Familes 269
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 5,166
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 3.61
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $250,000
Average Home Value $351,500


Median Household Income $51,813
Average Household Income $58,256
Per Capita Income $15,292
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 3.64%
Households 0.0% 3.63%
Families 1.99% 3.51%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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.

Bear Creek, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear Creek 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 # 1274 16th
Population Density1 # 226 85th
Diversity Index2 # 71 95th
Median Household Income # 864 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1337 12th

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