Carnelian Bay, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Carnelian Bay, California - Basic Facts

The Carnelian Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 552 as of July 1, 2016. Carnelian Bay ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Carnelian Bay is located at latitude 39.2352 and longitude -120.0782 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the Carnelian Bay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 6,240 feet.

The Carnelian Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628716) 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 Carnelian Bay Census Designated Place is located within Lake Tahoe CCD of Placer County.

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


Total Population 552
Population in Households 552
Population in Familes 355
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 425
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 993 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176 (17.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 725 (73.0%)
Median Home Value $561,798
Average Home Value $586,932


Median Household Income $67,994
Average Household Income $107,939
Per Capita Income $52,512
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 1.17%
Households 0.74% 1.1%
Families 0.57% 0.96%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Carnelian Bay, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carnelian Bay 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 # 1164 23rd
Population Density1 # 978 36th
Diversity Index2 # 1486 2nd
Median Household Income # 456 70th
Per Capita Income # 158 90th

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