Palo Cedro, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palo Cedro, California - Basic Facts

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The Palo Cedro Census Designated Place had a population of 1,293 as of July 1, 2016. Palo Cedro 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 Palo Cedro is located at latitude 40.5516 and longitude -122.2347 in Shasta County. The formal boundaries for the Palo Cedro Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Palo Cedro Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409021) 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 Palo Cedro Census Designated Place is located within Redding CCD of Shasta County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palo Cedro: Palocedro.

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Palo Cedro, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,293
Population in Households 1,284
Population in Familes 1,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 352
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 483
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 413 (80.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $378,906
Average Home Value $438,015


Median Household Income $62,052
Average Household Income $80,293
Per Capita Income $29,861
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.44%
Households 0.3% 0.45%
Families 0.17% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Palo Cedro, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palo Cedro 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 # 979 35th
Population Density1 # 1025 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 1404 7th
Median Household Income # 574 62nd
Per Capita Income # 655 57th

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