Mission Canyon, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mission Canyon, California - Basic Facts

The Mission Canyon Census Designated Place had a population of 2,404 as of July 1, 2016. Mission Canyon ranks in the lower 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 Mission Canyon is located at latitude 34.4527 and longitude -119.7138 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the Mission Canyon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Mission Canyon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408843) 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 Mission Canyon Census Designated Place is located within Santa Barbara CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mission Canyon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mission Canyon, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,404
Population in Households 2,393
Population in Familes 1,735
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 1,585
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,012
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 624
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 760 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 253 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,042,533


Median Household Income $109,167
Average Household Income $154,418
Per Capita Income $64,842
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.51%
Households -0.17% 0.33%
Families -0.13% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

Mission Canyon, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mission Canyon to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 844 44th
Population Density1 # 662 56th
Diversity Index2 # 1302 14th
Median Household Income # 103 93rd
Per Capita Income # 80 95th

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