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Pescadero, California - Basic Facts

The Pescadero Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Mateo County at latitude 37.2449 and longitude -122.3789. San Mateo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 39 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Pescadero 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 Pescadero Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 664
Population in Households 605
Population in Familes 451
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 165
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 126
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $644,737
Average Home Value $714,583


Median Household Income $100,730
Average Household Income $127,488
Per Capita Income $44,744
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.76% 0.95%
Households 0.6% 0.98%
Families -1.95% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   4.26%
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.


Pescadero, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pescadero 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 # 1139 25th
Population Density1 # 1180 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 395 74th
Median Household Income # 145 91st
Per Capita Income # 188 88th

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