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The Big Bend Census Designated Place had a population of 98 as of July 1, 2016. Big Bend ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Big Bend is located at latitude 41.0116 and longitude -121.9304 in Shasta County. The formal boundaries for the Big Bend Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,686 feet.

The Big Bend Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407839) 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 Big Bend Census Designated Place is located within Central Shasta CCD of Shasta County.

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


Total Population 98
Population in Households 97
Population in Familes 72
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 17
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 56
Average Household Size 1.73
Family Households 34
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (37.8%)
Median Home Value $230,000
Average Home Value $307,143


Median Household Income $34,180
Average Household Income $46,471
Per Capita Income $21,138
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.64% -0.2%
Households -0.56% -0.36%
Families 6.45% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
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.

Big Bend, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Bend 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 # 1429 6th
Population Density1 # 1476 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 1203 21st
Median Household Income # 1362 10th
Per Capita Income # 1077 29th

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