Occidental, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Occidental, California - Basic Facts

The Occidental Census Designated Place had a population of 1,169 as of July 1, 2016. Occidental 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 Occidental is located at latitude 38.4004 and longitude -122.935 in Sonoma County. The formal boundaries for the Occidental Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sonoma County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 594 feet.

The Occidental Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408971) 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 Occidental Census Designated Place is located within Russian River-Sonoma Coast CCD of Sonoma County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Occidental 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 Occidental: Howards, Howard's Station, Meeker, Meekers, Summit.

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


Total Population 1,169
Population in Households 1,162
Population in Familes 813
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 235
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 553
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 310
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 701 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 362 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 191 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $723,214
Average Home Value $769,321


Median Household Income $62,842
Average Household Income $94,157
Per Capita Income $43,662
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.91%
Households 0.62% 0.78%
Families 0.69% 0.82%
Median Household Income   3.81%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.

Occidental, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Occidental 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 # 1014 33rd
Population Density1 # 1098 28th
Diversity Index2 # 1306 14th
Median Household Income # 556 63rd
Per Capita Income # 271 82nd

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