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Montague, California - Basic Facts

The City of Montague had a population of 1,475 as of July 1, 2016. Montague ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Montague is located at latitude 41.7271 and longitude -122.5305 in Siskiyou County. The formal boundaries for the City of Montague (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Siskiyou County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,539 feet.

The City of Montague (GNIS ID: 2411140) 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 Montague is located within Montague CCD of Siskiyou County.

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


Total Population 1,475
Population in Households 1,469
Population in Familes 1,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 830
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 582
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 383
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 431 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $185,817
Average Home Value $218,213


Median Household Income $36,484
Average Household Income $48,787
Per Capita Income $20,579
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.09%
Households 0.17% 0.0%
Families 0.47% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
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.

Montague, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montague 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 # 952 37th
Population Density1 # 812 47th
Diversity Index2 # 1268 17th
Median Household Income # 1291 15th
Per Capita Income # 1108 27th

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