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Blairsden, California - Basic Facts

The Blairsden Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Plumas County at latitude 39.7752 and longitude -120.6108. Plumas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,396 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Blairsden 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 Blairsden Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 37
Population in Households 37
Population in Familes 30
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 68
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 21
Average Household Size 1.76
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 34 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (38.2%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $220,833


Median Household Income $57,350
Average Household Income $75,010
Per Capita Income $36,325
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.23% -1.11%
Households -1.09% -0.97%
Families 7.57% -1.37%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.


Blairsden, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blairsden 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 # 1488 2nd
Population Density1 # 1347 12th
Diversity Index2 # 1510 1st
Median Household Income # 598 61st
Per Capita Income # 340 78th

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