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Pike, California - Basic Facts

The Pike Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sierra County at latitude 39.4278 and longitude -120.9997. Sierra County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,445 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Pike 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 Pike Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pike: Pike City.

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


Total Population 129
Population in Households 129
Population in Familes 96
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 30
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 88 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (27.3%)
Median Home Value $270,000
Average Home Value $372,283


Median Household Income $51,805
Average Household Income $57,590
Per Capita Income $28,949
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.89% -0.95%
Households -0.72% -0.96%
Families 0.0% -1.05%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.


Pike, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pike 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 # 1412 7th
Population Density1 # 1452 5th
Diversity Index2 # 1500 2nd
Median Household Income # 786 48th
Per Capita Income # 599 61st

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