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Potrero, California - Basic Facts

The Potrero Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Diego County at latitude 32.6131 and longitude -116.6068. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,336 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Potrero 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 Potrero Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 601
Population in Households 598
Population in Familes 512
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 191
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 173
Average Household Size 3.46
Family Households 128
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $284,091
Average Home Value $404,612


Median Household Income $39,186
Average Household Income $48,331
Per Capita Income $14,688
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -2.04% -0.95%
Households -2.06% -1.06%
Families -1.24% -0.96%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.96%
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.


Potrero, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potrero 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 # 1160 24th
Population Density1 # 1143 25th
Diversity Index2 # 182 89th
Median Household Income # 1166 24th
Per Capita Income # 1324 13th

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