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Calimesa, California - Basic Facts

The City of Calimesa had a population of 8,749 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Calimesa is located at latitude 33.9873 and longitude -117.0542 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Calimesa (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,392 feet.

The City of Calimesa (GNIS ID: 2409961) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Calimesa is located within San Gorgonio Pass CCD of Riverside County.

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


Total Population 8,749
Population in Households 8,696
Population in Familes 6,979
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 589
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 3,634
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,382
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,885 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 749 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 405 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $218,041
Average Home Value $265,211


Median Household Income $45,988
Average Household Income $63,654
Per Capita Income $26,007
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.69% 1.62%
Households 1.49% 1.5%
Families 2.04% 1.48%
Median Household Income   -0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Calimesa, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calimesa 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 # 516 66th
Population Density1 # 904 40th
Diversity Index2 # 869 43rd
Median Household Income # 1035 32nd
Per Capita Income # 860 43rd

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