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Phelan, California - Basic Facts

The Phelan Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Bernardino County at latitude 34.4398 and longitude -117.5248. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,121 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Phelan 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 Phelan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 60.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 14,513
Population in Households 14,476
Population in Familes 12,665
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density1 242
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 4,638
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 3,645
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,561 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,077 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 632 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $161,565
Average Home Value $181,080


Median Household Income $53,970
Average Household Income $65,802
Per Capita Income $20,954
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.34% 0.53%
Households 0.29% 0.49%
Families 0.46% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
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.


Phelan, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phelan 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 # 408 73rd
Population Density1 # 1095 28th
Diversity Index2 # 612 60th
Median Household Income # 704 54th
Per Capita Income # 998 35th

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