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Dunsmuir, California - Basic Facts

The City of Dunsmuir had a population of 1,679 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dunsmuir is located at latitude 41.2315 and longitude -122.2709 in Siskiyou County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dunsmuir (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Siskiyou County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,290 feet.

The City of Dunsmuir (GNIS ID: 2410372) 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 Dunsmuir is located within Dunsmuir CCD of Siskiyou County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dunsmuir 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 Dunsmuir: Pusher.

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


Total Population 1,679
Population in Households 1,676
Population in Familes 1,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,047
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 769
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 411
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 400 (35.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 368 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 373 (32.7%)
Median Home Value $205,752
Average Home Value $201,250


Median Household Income $29,810
Average Household Income $48,173
Per Capita Income $21,964
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.34%
Households 0.64% 0.28%
Families 0.6% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Dunsmuir, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunsmuir 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 # 916 40th
Population Density1 # 765 50th
Diversity Index2 # 1075 29th
Median Household Income # 1442 5th
Per Capita Income # 1042 31st

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