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Dorris, California - Basic Facts

The City of Dorris had a population of 945 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dorris is located at latitude 41.965 and longitude -121.9204 in Siskiyou County. 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. Siskiyou County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,245 feet.

The City of Dorris (GNIS ID: 2410347) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Dorris is located within Butte Valley CCD of Siskiyou County.

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


Total Population 945
Population in Households 944
Population in Familes 758
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,345
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 363
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 243
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $128,629
Average Home Value $215,823


Median Household Income $30,376
Average Household Income $44,430
Per Capita Income $17,043
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% -0.08%
Households -0.04% -0.17%
Families 0.13% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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 1,516 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 # 1068 30th
Population Density1 # 702 54th
Diversity Index2 # 607 60th
Median Household Income # 1432 6th
Per Capita Income # 1274 16th

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