Pioneer, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pioneer, California - Basic Facts

The Pioneer Census Designated Place had a population of 1,095 as of July 1, 2018. Pioneer 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 Pioneer is located at latitude 38.4355 and longitude -120.5848 in Amador County. The formal boundaries for the Pioneer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Amador County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,986 feet.

The Pioneer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583116) 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 Pioneer Census Designated Place is located within Pine Grove-Silver Lake CCD of Amador County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pioneer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pioneer: Pioneer Station.

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Pioneer, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,095
Population in Households 1,095
Population in Familes 882
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 254
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $55,509
Average Household Income $71,889
Per Capita Income $31,855


Total Housing Units 617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 388 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (23.2%)
Median Home Value $302,941
Average Home Value $277,506


Total Households 474
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.01% 0.42%
Households -0.03% 0.38%
Families -0.04% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Pioneer, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pioneer to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1033 32nd
Population Density # 1085 28th
Diversity Index # 1446 5th
Median Household Income # 846 44th
Per Capita Income # 702 54th

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