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The Hat Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 327 as of July 1, 2016. Hat Creek 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 Hat Creek is located at latitude 40.7898 and longitude -121.4745 in Shasta County. The formal boundaries for the Hat Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 50.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,314 feet.

The Hat Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583033) 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 Hat Creek Census Designated Place is located within East Shasta CCD of Shasta County.

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


Total Population 327
Population in Households 326
Population in Familes 270
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 141
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (31.9%)
Median Home Value $248,864
Average Home Value $341,190


Median Household Income $52,891
Average Household Income $59,774
Per Capita Income $26,444
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 0.84%
Households 0.94% 0.7%
Families 1.39% 1.01%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.03%
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.

Hat Creek, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hat Creek 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 # 1254 17th
Population Density1 # 1495 1st
Diversity Index2 # 1263 17th
Median Household Income # 829 45th
Per Capita Income # 834 45th

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