Carmichael, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Carmichael, California - Basic Facts

The Carmichael Census Designated Place had a population of 62,121 as of July 1, 2015. Carmichael ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carmichael is located at latitude 38.6349 and longitude -121.3242 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the Carmichael Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 125 feet.

The Carmichael Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407967) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carmichael population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Carmichael, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 62,121
Population in Households 61,235
Population in Familes 47,205
Population in Group Qrtrs 886
Population Density1 4,592
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 26,202
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 16,247
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,092 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,110 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,243 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $278,041
Average Home Value $346,840


Median Household Income $53,103
Average Household Income $74,291
Per Capita Income $31,635
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.48%
Households 0.12% 0.43%
Families 0.22% 0.45%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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.


Carmichael, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carmichael to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 144 91st
Population Density1 # 265 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 962 37th
Median Household Income # 792 48th
Per Capita Income # 517 66th

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