Wrightwood, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wrightwood, California - Basic Facts

The Wrightwood Census Designated Place had a population of 4,612 as of July 1, 2016. Wrightwood ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wrightwood is located at latitude 34.346 and longitude -117.6275 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the Wrightwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 5,935 feet.

The Wrightwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409630) 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 Wrightwood Census Designated Place is located within Mount Baldy-Wrightwood CCD of San Bernardino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wrightwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wrightwood: Circle C Ranch.

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Wrightwood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,612
Population in Households 4,612
Population in Familes 3,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 778
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 1,875
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,366 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 509 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 843 (31.0%)
Median Home Value $323,722
Average Home Value $331,168


Median Household Income $69,868
Average Household Income $86,162
Per Capita Income $34,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.43%
Households 0.15% 0.28%
Families 0.16% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Wrightwood, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wrightwood 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 # 665 56th
Population Density1 # 828 45th
Diversity Index2 # 1169 23rd
Median Household Income # 437 71st
Per Capita Income # 445 71st

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