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Rio Oso, California - Basic Facts

The Rio Oso Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sutter County at latitude 38.9518 and longitude -121.531. Sutter County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The formal official name is the Rio Oso Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rio Oso, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Rio Oso indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Rio Oso Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Rio Oso Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map


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Rio Oso, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 370
Population in Households 369
Population in Familes 317
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 57
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 44 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $196,429
Average Home Value $267,560


Median Household Income $70,821
Average Household Income $85,390
Per Capita Income $30,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.91% 0.95%
Households 0.93% 0.91%
Families 0.25% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
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.


Rio Oso, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Oso to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1238 19th
Population Density1 # 1367 10th
Diversity Index2 # 622 59th
Median Household Income # 381 75th
Per Capita Income # 533 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.