Downieville, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Downieville Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Downieville Content

Also See: Downieville, CA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Downieville, California - Basic Facts

Real Estate Resources

The Downieville Census Designated Place had a population of 268 as of July 1, 2017. Downieville 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 Downieville is located at latitude 39.5786 and longitude -120.8164 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the Downieville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sierra County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,930 feet.

The Downieville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583000) 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 Downieville Census Designated Place is located within West Sierra CCD of Sierra County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Downieville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Downieville: Downeyville, The Forks, Washingtonville.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


Downieville Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | CA Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: West Sierra CCD | Sierra County | California Counties

Search the map for:

Downieville, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 268
Daytime Population: Workers 279
Daytime Population: Residents 146
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 425
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.59
Population in Households 267
Population in Familes 191
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 84
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $45,966
Average Household Income $65,463
Per Capita Income $33,541


Total Housing Units 225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (37.8%)
Median Home Value $401,613
Average Home Value $386,828


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.7% -0.83%
Households -0.67% -0.87%
Families 0.36% -1.05%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Downieville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Downieville to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1294 15th
Population Density # 1307 14th
Diversity Index # 1381 9th
Median Household Income # 1055 30th
Per Capita Income # 568 63rd

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

California Research Tools

California Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare California Census Data
Highest or Lowest: