Canyondam, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Canyondam Census Designated Place had a population of 33 as of July 1, 2016. Canyondam ranks in the lower 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 Canyondam is located at latitude 40.1699 and longitude -121.0768 in Plumas County. The formal boundaries for the Canyondam Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Plumas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,593 feet.

The Canyondam Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407959) 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 Canyondam Census Designated Place is located within Chester CCD of Plumas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canyondam 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 Canyondam: Canyon Dam.

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


Total Population 33
Population in Households 33
Population in Familes 28
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 43
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 18
Average Household Size 1.83
Family Households 14
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 30 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (40.0%)
Median Home Value $237,500
Average Home Value $398,333


Median Household Income $69,429
Average Household Income $111,777
Per Capita Income $52,355
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 0.6%
Households 0.92% 0.0%
Families 7.33% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Canyondam, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canyondam 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 # 1484 2nd
Population Density1 # 1409 7th
Diversity Index2 # 1498 1st
Median Household Income # 441 71st
Per Capita Income # 159 90th

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