Planada, CA Community Profile: Data

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Planada: Basic Info

Planada is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Planada Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Merced County at latitude 37.2908 and longitude -120.3185. The elevation is 226 feet.

The Planada Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Planada: Geneva, Whitton.

Merced County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

Also See: Planada, CA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Planada: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data

The Planada Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Planada (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Planada ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Planada Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of Merced County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Planada Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Planada Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Planada Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Planada. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Planada area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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 Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Planada to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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Rank Percentile
Total Population # 643 58th
Population Density1 # 424 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 136 91st
Median Household Income # 1329 13th
Per Capita Income # 1443 5th
Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 3,653 California cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 120,914 California Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: August 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. Last Update: July 8, 2014.