Rainbow, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rainbow, California - Basic Facts

The Rainbow Census Designated Place had a population of 1,877 as of July 1, 2016. Rainbow 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 Rainbow is located at latitude 33.4099 and longitude -117.1394 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the Rainbow Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The Rainbow Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409123) 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 Rainbow Census Designated Place is located within Fallbrook CCD of San Diego County.

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


Total Population 1,877
Population in Households 1,812
Population in Familes 1,513
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density1 170
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 651
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 476
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $618,000
Average Home Value $682,004


Median Household Income $58,372
Average Household Income $84,568
Per Capita Income $28,946
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.68%
Households 0.17% 0.61%
Families 1.27% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.83%
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.

Rainbow, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rainbow 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 # 892 41st
Population Density1 # 1165 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 429 72nd
Median Household Income # 659 57th
Per Capita Income # 702 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.