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Scotia, California - Basic Facts

The Scotia Census Designated Place had a population of 881 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Scotia is located at latitude 40.4824 and longitude -124.1009 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the Scotia Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Scotia: Forestville.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Scotia, CA Housing Affordability Index is 80
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

Scotia, CA Wealth Index is 63
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 881
Population in Households 879
Population in Familes 709
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density 1,181
Diversity Index1 56
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,337
Average Household Income $74,518
Per Capita Income $27,239
Wealth Index3 63

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (30.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 189 (68.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 1.1%)
Median Home Value $342,593
Housing Affordability Index2 80
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 273
Average Household Size 3.22
Family Households 186
Average Family Size 4
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 0.39% 0.34%
Households 0.32% 0.22%
Families -1.4% 0.21%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   5.15%

Scotia, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scotia 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 # 1081 29th
Population Density # 738 52nd
Diversity Index # 920 39th
Median Household Income # 1056 31st
Per Capita Income # 935 39th

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