Yuba City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Yuba City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Yuba City had a population of 65,963 as of July 1, 2016. Yuba City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Yuba City is located at latitude 39.1362 and longitude -121.6365 in Sutter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yuba City (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Sutter County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 59 feet.

The City of Yuba City (GNIS ID: 2412325) 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 Yuba City is located within Yuba City CCD of Sutter County.

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


Total Population 65,963
Population in Households 65,527
Population in Familes 55,614
Population in Group Qrtrs 436
Population Density1 4,503
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 21,713
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 15,765
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 23,425 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,136 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,577 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,712 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $229,586
Average Home Value $262,961


Median Household Income $50,661
Average Household Income $67,409
Per Capita Income $22,579
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.29%
Households 0.12% 0.19%
Families 0.11% 0.19%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Yuba City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yuba City 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 # 133 91st
Population Density1 # 272 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 343 77th
Median Household Income # 900 41st
Per Capita Income # 1017 33rd

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