Rio Oso, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rio Oso, California - Basic Facts

The Rio Oso Census Designated Place had a population of 357 as of July 1, 2016. Rio Oso 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 Rio Oso is located at latitude 38.9518 and longitude -121.531 in Sutter County. 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. Sutter County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Rio Oso Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583121) 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 Rio Oso Census Designated Place is located within South Sutter CCD of Sutter County.

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


Total Population 357
Population in Households 356
Population in Familes 306
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 55
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 141 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $394,444
Average Home Value $481,024


Median Household Income $77,371
Average Household Income $100,453
Per Capita Income $35,626
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.11%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.34% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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 1,516 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 # 1240 18th
Population Density1 # 1367 10th
Diversity Index2 # 617 59th
Median Household Income # 349 77th
Per Capita Income # 427 72nd

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