Placer County CA Information


Placer County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 376,223
Population in Households 372,367
Population in Familes 310,062
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,856
Population Density1 267
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 141,294
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 99,682
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 163,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 98,412 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 42,882 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,035 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $412,297
Average Home Value $476,493


Median Household Income $77,812
Average Household Income $100,542
Per Capita Income $38,201
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.24% 1.35%
Households 1.02% 1.28%
Families 1.02% 1.28%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.


Placer County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Placer County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents 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 # 22 64th
Population Density1 # 18 71st
Diversity Index2 # 46 22nd
Median Household Income # 8 88th
Per Capita Income # 6 91st

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