Crescent City, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Crescent City, California - Basic Facts

The City of Crescent City had a population of 6,624 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Crescent City is located at latitude 41.7645 and longitude -124.2008 in Del Norte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crescent City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Del Norte County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of Crescent City (GNIS ID: 2410262) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Crescent City is located within Crescent City CCD of Del Norte County.

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


Total Population 6,624
Daytime Population: Workers 4,416
Daytime Population: Residents 2,775
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,191
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 4,717
Population in Familes 3,613
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,907
Population Density2 3,374
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $22,757
Average Household Income $38,724
Per Capita Income $15,647


Total Housing Units 1,890 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 502 (26.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,052 (55.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $195,982
Average Home Value $226,743


Total Households 1,553
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 892
Average Family Size 4
  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 -1.95% -0.48%
Households -1.3% -0.84%
Families -0.72% -0.84%
Median Household Income   -0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.08%

Crescent City, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crescent City 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 # 585 61st
Population Density # 405 73rd
Diversity Index # 590 61st
Median Household Income # 1500 1st
Per Capita Income # 1347 11th

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