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Mountain Center, California - Basic Facts

The Mountain Center Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Riverside County at latitude 33.7083 and longitude -116.7276. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,518 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Mountain Center 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 Mountain Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 64
Population in Households 57
Population in Familes 41
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 34
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 1.58
Family Households 21
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 58 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (37.9%)
Median Home Value $243,750
Average Home Value $304,000


Median Household Income $40,103
Average Household Income $60,262
Per Capita Income $28,680
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.37% 0.62%
Households 0.0% 1.09%
Families 6.61% 0.93%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
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.


Mountain Center, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Center 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 # 1459 4th
Population Density1 # 1439 6th
Diversity Index2 # 1113 27th
Median Household Income # 1139 25th
Per Capita Income # 616 60th

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