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Richvale, California - Basic Facts

The Richvale Census Designated Place had a population of 247 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Richvale is located at latitude 39.4937 and longitude -121.7508 in Butte County. The formal boundaries for the Richvale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Richvale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2612486) 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 Richvale Census Designated Place is located within Biggs CCD of Butte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richvale 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 Richvale: Richland, Selbys Switch, Silbys Switch, Silsby.

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


Total Population 247
Population in Households 247
Population in Familes 208
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 266
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $63,075
Average Household Income $81,764
Per Capita Income $29,135


Total Housing Units 102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $320,000
Average Home Value $615,152


Total Households 90
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 65
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 0.15% 0.4%
Households 0.14% 0.22%
Families -0.18% 0.31%
Median Household Income   4.73%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Richvale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richvale 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 # 1302 14th
Population Density # 1076 29th
Diversity Index # 944 38th
Median Household Income # 646 57th
Per Capita Income # 822 46th

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