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Placerville, California - Basic Facts

The City of Placerville had a population of 10,967 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Placerville is located at latitude 38.7296 and longitude -120.7985 in El Dorado County. The formal boundaries for the City of Placerville encompass a land area of 5.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. El Dorado County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,867 feet.

The City of Placerville (GNIS ID: 2411433) 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 Placerville is located within Placerville CCD of El Dorado County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Placerville: Dry Diggings, Dry Diggins, Hangtown, Old Dry Diggings, Old Dry Diggins.

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Placerville, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Placerville, CA Housing Affordability Index is 76
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Placerville, CA Wealth Index is 81
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 10,967
Population in Households 10,413
Population in Familes 7,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 554
Population Density 1,878
Diversity Index1 50
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,965
Average Household Income $79,236
Per Capita Income $31,989
Wealth Index3 81

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,693 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,563 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,771 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 359 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $385,494
Housing Affordability Index2 76
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,334
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,652
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.57% 0.59%
Households 0.51% 0.55%
Families 0.79% 0.54%
Median Household Income   4.23%
Per Capita Income   3.96%

Placerville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Placerville to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 476 69th
Population Density # 625 59th
Diversity Index # 1001 34th
Median Household Income # 922 39th
Per Capita Income # 747 51st

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