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Herald, California - Basic Facts

The Herald Census Designated Place had a population of 1,230 as of July 1, 2016. Herald ranks in the lower 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 Herald is located at latitude 38.2884 and longitude -121.231 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the Herald Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Herald Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583034) 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 Herald Census Designated Place is located within Galt CCD of Sacramento County.

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


Total Population 1,230
Population in Households 1,191
Population in Familes 1,080
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 156
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $375,221
Average Home Value $491,964


Median Household Income $82,508
Average Household Income $105,078
Per Capita Income $32,952
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.93%
Households 0.5% 0.82%
Families -0.05% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Herald, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Herald 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 # 994 35th
Population Density1 # 1194 21st
Diversity Index2 # 689 55th
Median Household Income # 279 82nd
Per Capita Income # 515 66th

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