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Valley Center, California - Basic Facts

The Valley Center Census Designated Place had a population of 9,731 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Valley Center is located at latitude 33.2331 and longitude -117.0158 in San Diego County. 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. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,312 feet.

The Valley Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409396) 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 Valley Center Census Designated Place is located within Valley Center CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Valley Center Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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Valley Center, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 9,731
Population in Households 9,701
Population in Familes 8,402
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 355
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 3,140
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 2,469
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,373 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 767 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $568,910
Average Home Value $595,303


Median Household Income $84,236
Average Household Income $110,647
Per Capita Income $35,980
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 1.21%
Households 0.87% 1.21%
Families 0.63% 1.22%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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, 2015 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 # 494 68th
Population Density1 # 1023 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 488 68th
Median Household Income # 238 84th
Per Capita Income # 369 76th

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