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Gustine, California - Basic Facts

The City of Gustine had a population of 5,803 as of July 1, 2016. Gustine ranks in the upper 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 Gustine is located at latitude 37.2545 and longitude -120.9949 in Merced County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gustine (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Merced County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 98 feet.

The City of Gustine (GNIS ID: 2410677) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gustine is located within Gustine CCD of Merced County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gustine 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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Gustine, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,803
Population in Households 5,799
Population in Familes 4,997
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 3,742
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 1,972
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 1,416
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,169 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 803 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $143,135
Average Home Value $221,493


Median Household Income $45,264
Average Household Income $59,960
Per Capita Income $20,718
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 0.84%
Households 0.78% 0.83%
Families 0.53% 0.82%
Median Household Income   -0.44%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

Gustine, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gustine 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 # 610 60th
Population Density1 # 344 77th
Diversity Index2 # 453 70th
Median Household Income # 1052 31st
Per Capita Income # 1099 28th

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