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Valley Center, California - Basic Facts

The Valley Center Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Diego County at latitude 33.2331 and longitude -117.0158. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,312 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Valley Center 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 Valley Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 9,633
Population in Households 9,602
Population in Familes 8,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 351
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 3,107
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 2,438
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,255 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,355 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 752 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $496,131
Average Home Value $549,597


Median Household Income $85,783
Average Household Income $107,540
Per Capita Income $34,943
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.89% 1.22%
Households 0.83% 1.23%
Families 0.48% 1.23%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.


Valley Center, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Center 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 # 493 68th
Population Density1 # 1023 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 496 68th
Median Household Income # 225 85th
Per Capita Income # 379 75th

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