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Dorris, California - Basic Facts

The City of Dorris is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Siskiyou County at latitude 41.965 and longitude -121.9204. Siskiyou County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,245 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dorris, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dorris, California.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dorris indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Dorris (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 940
Population in Households 939
Population in Familes 753
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,338
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 367
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 245
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 128 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $187,813


Median Household Income $30,874
Average Household Income $40,436
Per Capita Income $15,763
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.03% -0.28%
Households 0.19% -0.11%
Families 0.39% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.


Dorris, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dorris 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 # 1073 30th
Population Density1 # 706 54th
Diversity Index2 # 667 56th
Median Household Income # 1415 7th
Per Capita Income # 1290 15th

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