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Shandon, California - Basic Facts

The Shandon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Luis Obispo County at latitude 35.6536 and longitude -120.3831. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Shandon 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 Shandon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 1,297
Population in Households 1,295
Population in Familes 1,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 440
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 373
Average Household Size 3.47
Family Households 290
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $211,786
Average Home Value $217,060


Median Household Income $56,739
Average Household Income $73,843
Per Capita Income $21,270
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% 0.41%
Households 0.13% 0.48%
Families 0.08% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   5.01%
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.


Shandon, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shandon 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 # 980 36th
Population Density1 # 972 36th
Diversity Index2 # 376 75th
Median Household Income # 615 60th
Per Capita Income # 983 36th

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