Knightsen, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Knightsen, California - Basic Facts

The Knightsen Census Designated Place had a population of 1,724 as of July 1, 2017. Knightsen ranks in the upper 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 Knightsen is located at latitude 37.9624 and longitude -121.6486 in Contra Costa County. The formal boundaries for the Knightsen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Contra Costa County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Knightsen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408496) 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 Knightsen Census Designated Place is located within East Contra Costa CCD of Contra Costa County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Knightsen: Knightsen Station.

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


Total Population 1,724
Daytime Population: Workers 322
Daytime Population: Residents 992
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,314
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,711
Population in Familes 1,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 206
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $84,640
Average Household Income $101,848
Per Capita Income $29,993


Total Housing Units 592 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 402 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 173 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $470,833
Average Home Value $595,585


Total Households 575
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 466
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 1.32% 1.63%
Households 1.1% 1.52%
Families 2.13% 1.54%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Knightsen, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knightsen 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 # 912 40th
Population Density # 1122 26th
Diversity Index # 381 75th
Median Household Income # 297 80th
Per Capita Income # 717 53rd

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