Terra Bella, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Terra Bella, California - Basic Facts

The Terra Bella Census Designated Place had a population of 3,415 as of July 1, 2016. Terra Bella ranks in the upper 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 Terra Bella is located at latitude 35.9567 and longitude -119.0328 in Tulare County. The formal boundaries for the Terra Bella Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tulare County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 486 feet.

The Terra Bella Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410068) 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 Terra Bella Census Designated Place is located within Terra Bella CCD of Tulare County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Terra Bella 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 Terra Bella: Deer Creek Switch, Salem, Terrabella.

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


Total Population 3,415
Population in Households 3,406
Population in Familes 3,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 1,255
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 814
Average Household Size 4.18
Family Households 712
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 854 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 412 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 402 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $183,482
Average Home Value $216,363


Median Household Income $33,017
Average Household Income $47,807
Per Capita Income $11,716
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.62%
Households 0.54% 0.61%
Families 0.46% 0.64%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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.

Terra Bella, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Terra Bella 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 # 743 51st
Population Density1 # 727 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 124 92nd
Median Household Income # 1374 9th
Per Capita Income # 1434 5th

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