Phoenix Lake, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Phoenix Lake, California - Basic Facts

The Phoenix Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 4,233 as of July 1, 2016. Phoenix Lake 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 Phoenix Lake is located at latitude 38.0098 and longitude -120.3081 in Tuolumne County. The formal boundaries for the Phoenix Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Tuolumne County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,431 feet.

The Phoenix Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633170) 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 Phoenix Lake Census Designated Place is located within East Sonora-Phoenix Lake CCD of Tuolumne County.

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


Total Population 4,233
Population in Households 4,210
Population in Familes 3,552
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 384
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 1,745
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,287
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,980 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,435 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $325,372
Average Home Value $322,453


Median Household Income $63,421
Average Household Income $85,371
Per Capita Income $34,999
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% 0.02%
Households -0.17% 0.0%
Families -0.43% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.76%
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.

Phoenix Lake, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phoenix Lake 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 # 687 55th
Population Density1 # 999 34th
Diversity Index2 # 1378 9th
Median Household Income # 544 64th
Per Capita Income # 444 71st

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