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Planada, California - Basic Facts

The Planada Census Designated Place had a population of 5,833 as of July 1, 2016. Planada 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 Planada is located at latitude 37.2892 and longitude -120.3207 in Merced County. 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. Merced County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 226 feet.

The Planada Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409081) 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 Planada Census Designated Place is located within Planada-Le Grand CCD of Merced County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Planada: Geneva, Whitton.

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


Total Population 5,833
Population in Households 5,723
Population in Familes 5,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density1 3,699
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 1,431
Average Household Size 4.0
Family Households 1,271
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 779 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 651 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $139,096
Average Home Value $213,318


Median Household Income $32,661
Average Household Income $44,776
Per Capita Income $11,799
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.93% 2.47%
Households 4.07% 2.5%
Families 3.88% 2.49%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   0.4%
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 1,516 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 # 609 60th
Population Density1 # 347 77th
Diversity Index2 # 158 90th
Median Household Income # 1384 9th
Per Capita Income # 1430 6th

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