Potrero, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Potrero, California - Basic Facts

The Potrero Census Designated Place had a population of 647 as of July 1, 2016. Potrero ranks in the upper 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 Potrero is located at latitude 32.6131 and longitude -116.6068 in San Diego County. 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. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,336 feet.

The Potrero Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628778) 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 Potrero Census Designated Place is located within Mountain Empire CCD of San Diego County.

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


Total Population 647
Population in Households 643
Population in Familes 551
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 206
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 184
Average Household Size 3.49
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $286,538
Average Home Value $354,730


Median Household Income $37,026
Average Household Income $53,689
Per Capita Income $16,312
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% 0.28%
Households -0.43% 0.11%
Families 0.24% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.85%
Per Capita Income   0.22%
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 1,516 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 # 1143 25th
Population Density1 # 1118 26th
Diversity Index2 # 171 89th
Median Household Income # 1266 17th
Per Capita Income # 1298 14th

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