Day Valley, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Day Valley, California - Basic Facts

The Day Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 3,542 as of July 1, 2016. Day Valley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Day Valley is located at latitude 37.0254 and longitude -121.8559 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Day Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,322 feet.

The Day Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408643) 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 Day Valley Census Designated Place is located within Santa Cruz CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Day Valley 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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Day Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,542
Population in Households 3,518
Population in Familes 2,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 191
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 1,313
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 949
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 995 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 318 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $856,604
Average Home Value $874,170


Median Household Income $99,201
Average Household Income $135,926
Per Capita Income $51,428
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.83%
Households 0.41% 0.77%
Families 0.05% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Day Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Day Valley 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 # 727 52nd
Population Density1 # 1139 25th
Diversity Index2 # 1000 34th
Median Household Income # 154 90th
Per Capita Income # 167 89th

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