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Bella Vista, California - Basic Facts

The Bella Vista Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Shasta County at latitude 40.6517 and longitude -122.2565. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 561 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Bella Vista 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 Bella Vista Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bella Vista: Bellavista.

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


Total Population 2,782
Population in Households 2,759
Population in Familes 2,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 125
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 1,042
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 796
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 856 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $232,200
Average Home Value $266,103


Median Household Income $53,831
Average Household Income $72,476
Per Capita Income $27,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.01% 0.16%
Households 0.11% 0.19%
Families -0.24% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   3.3%
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.

Bella Vista, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bella Vista 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 # 806 47th
Population Density1 # 1245 18th
Diversity Index2 # 1393 9th
Median Household Income # 708 54th
Per Capita Income # 658 57th

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