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Happy Camp, California - Basic Facts

The Happy Camp Census Designated Place had a population of 1,173 as of July 1, 2017. Happy Camp ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Happy Camp is located at latitude 41.8159 and longitude -123.3928 in Siskiyou County. The formal boundaries for the Happy Camp Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Siskiyou County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The Happy Camp Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2611423) 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 Happy Camp Census Designated Place is located within Happy Camp CCD of Siskiyou County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Happy Camp 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 Happy Camp: Murderer's Bar.

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


Total Population 1,173
Daytime Population: Workers 489
Daytime Population: Residents 839
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,328
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 1,173
Population in Familes 818
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 97
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $25,382
Average Household Income $37,253
Per Capita Income $16,999


Total Housing Units 649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 304 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $140,942
Average Home Value $174,590


Total Households 516
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 285
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.2% -0.21%
Households -0.24% -0.23%
Families -0.57% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Happy Camp, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Happy Camp 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 # 1012 33rd
Population Density # 1282 16th
Diversity Index # 879 42nd
Median Household Income # 1495 1st
Per Capita Income # 1300 14th

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