Forest Meadows, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest Meadows, California - Basic Facts

The Forest Meadows Census Designated Place had a population of 1,252 as of July 1, 2017. Forest Meadows 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 Forest Meadows is located at latitude 38.1664 and longitude -120.4052 in Calaveras County. The formal boundaries for the Forest Meadows Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calaveras County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,376 feet.

The Forest Meadows Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408228) 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 Forest Meadows Census Designated Place is located within Arnold-West Point CCD of Calaveras County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Meadows 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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Forest Meadows, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,252
Daytime Population: Workers 95
Daytime Population: Residents 707
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 802
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 1,252
Population in Familes 1,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 221
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $66,087
Average Household Income $90,549
Per Capita Income $41,431


Total Housing Units 849 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 464 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 261 (30.7%)
Median Home Value $445,349
Average Home Value $418,548


Total Households 588
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 403
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.03% -0.11%
Households 0.05% -0.03%
Families -0.47% -0.1%
Median Household Income   -0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.23%

Forest Meadows, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Meadows 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 # 993 35th
Population Density # 1111 27th
Diversity Index # 1459 4th
Median Household Income # 543 64th
Per Capita Income # 340 78th

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