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Placerville, California - Basic Facts

The City of Placerville had a population of 10,691 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Placerville is located at latitude 38.7305 and longitude -120.797 in El Dorado County. The formal boundaries for the City of Placerville (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Placerville 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 Placerville: Dry Diggings, Dry Diggins, Hangtown, Old Dry Diggings, Old Dry Diggins.

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


Total Population 10,691
Daytime Population: Workers 9,742
Daytime Population: Residents 6,274
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,016
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.50
Population in Households 10,123
Population in Familes 7,674
Population in Group Qrtrs 568
Population Density2 1,840
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $55,052
Average Household Income $73,050
Per Capita Income $31,247


Total Housing Units 4,642 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,305 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,900 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 437 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $369,883
Average Home Value $405,558


Total Households 4,205
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,583
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 0.4% 0.54%
Households 0.25% 0.47%
Families 0.67% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Placerville, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Placerville 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 # 480 68th
Population Density # 628 59th
Diversity Index # 998 34th
Median Household Income # 790 48th
Per Capita Income # 663 56th

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