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Scotia, California - Basic Facts

The Scotia Census Designated Place had a population of 813 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Scotia is located at latitude 40.4788 and longitude -124.1047 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the Scotia Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 194 feet.

The Scotia Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2611446) 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 Scotia Census Designated Place is located within Garberville CCD of Humboldt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scotia 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 Scotia: Forestville.

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


Total Population 813
Daytime Population: Workers 504
Daytime Population: Residents 388
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 892
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 812
Population in Familes 654
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,090
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $44,453
Average Household Income $59,964
Per Capita Income $22,041


Total Housing Units 273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (25.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (67.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $279,688
Average Home Value $341,667


Total Households 253
Average Household Size 3.21
Family Households 173
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 -0.61% -0.25%
Households -0.64% -0.32%
Families -2.77% -0.35%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Scotia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotia 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 # 1090 28th
Population Density # 758 50th
Diversity Index # 923 39th
Median Household Income # 1090 28th
Per Capita Income # 1080 29th

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