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River Pines, California - Basic Facts

The River Pines CDP(1) had a population of 344 as of July 1, 2021. River Pines 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 River Pines is located at latitude 38.5463 and longitude -120.7441 in Amador County. The formal boundaries for the River Pines Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Amador County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,982 feet.

The River Pines Census Designated Place 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 River Pines Census Designated Place is located within Sutter Creek-Plymouth CCD of Amador County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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River Pines, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 344 (100%)
Population in Households 344 (100.0%)
Population in Families 278 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 941
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $54,613
Average Household Income $61,295
% of Income for Mortgage4 27%
Per Capita Income $26,713
Wealth Index5 53


Total HU (Housing Units) 200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (28.0%)
Median Home Value $348,913
Average Home Value $436,215
Housing Affordability Index3 98


Total Households 144
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.86% -0.47%
Households -0.77% -0.42%
Families -0.18% -0.63%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

River Pines, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares River Pines to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 1241 18th
Population Density # 788 48th
Median Household Income # 1036 32nd
Housing Affordability Index # 999 66th
Per Capita Income # 1003 34th
Diversity Index # 1186 22nd

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