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Magalia, California - Basic Facts

The Magalia Census Designated Place had a population of 11,755 as of July 1, 2018. Magalia 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 Magalia is located at latitude 39.8187 and longitude -121.6078 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the Magalia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,333 feet.

The Magalia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408161) 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 Magalia Census Designated Place is located within Paradise CCD of Butte County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Magalia: Butte Mills, Dog Town, Dogtown, Mill City, Mountain View.

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


Total Population 11,755
Population in Households 11,707
Population in Familes 9,480
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 839
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $47,357
Average Household Income $58,027
Per Capita Income $24,522


Total Housing Units 5,426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,856 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,128 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 442 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $230,702
Average Home Value $288,009


Total Households 4,984
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 3,423
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.61%
Households 0.39% 0.56%
Families 0.53% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Magalia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Magalia 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 # 457 70th
Population Density # 814 46th
Diversity Index # 1395 8th
Median Household Income # 1067 30th
Per Capita Income # 1010 33rd

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