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Dorrington, California - Basic Facts

The Dorrington Census Designated Place had a population of 563 as of July 1, 2017. Dorrington ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Dorrington is located at latitude 38.2944 and longitude -120.2701 in Calaveras County. The formal boundaries for the Dorrington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calaveras County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,774 feet.

The Dorrington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408683) 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 Dorrington Census Designated Place is located within Arnold-West Point CCD of Calaveras County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dorrington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dorrington, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 563
Daytime Population: Workers 91
Daytime Population: Residents 464
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 555
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 562
Population in Familes 432
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 155
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $60,351
Average Household Income $81,641
Per Capita Income $38,805


Total Housing Units 1,689 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 219 (13.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 ( 3.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,417 (83.9%)
Median Home Value $307,831
Average Home Value $302,602


Total Households 272
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 172
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 -1.08% -0.76%
Households -1.07% -0.75%
Families -1.43% -0.71%
Median Household Income   -0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.02%

Dorrington, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dorrington to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1162 23rd
Population Density # 1199 21st
Diversity Index # 1440 5th
Median Household Income # 654 57th
Per Capita Income # 394 74th

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