Shandon, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Shandon, California - Basic Facts

The Shandon Census Designated Place had a population of 1,305 as of July 1, 2015. Shandon 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 Shandon is located at latitude 35.6536 and longitude -120.3831 in San Luis Obispo County. 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. San Luis Obispo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The Shandon Census Designated Place 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.

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

Shandon Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,305
Population in Households 1,303
Population in Familes 1,117
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 443
Diversity Index2 80
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 374
Average Household Size 3.48
Family Households 292
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 233 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $237,500
Average Home Value $238,841
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,100
Average Household Income $55,226
Per Capita Income $15,861
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.38%
Households 0.15% 0.48%
Families 0.2% 0.47%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

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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, 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 # 983 36th
Population Density1 # 972 36th
Diversity Index2 # 376 75th
Median Household Income # 762 50th
Per Capita Income # 1301 15th

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