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Planada, California - Basic Facts

The Planada Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Merced County at latitude 37.2892 and longitude -120.3207. Merced County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 226 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Planada 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 Planada Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Planada: Geneva, Whitton.

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


Total Population 5,070
Population in Households 4,974
Population in Familes 4,653
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density1 3,215
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 1,236
Average Household Size 4.02
Family Households 1,098
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 681 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 554 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $81,533
Average Home Value $112,978


Median Household Income $34,229
Average Household Income $43,974
Per Capita Income $11,203
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.4% 1.72%
Households 2.45% 1.75%
Families 2.18% 1.74%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
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.


Planada, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Planada 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 # 643 58th
Population Density1 # 424 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 136 91st
Median Household Income # 1329 13th
Per Capita Income # 1443 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.