Shelter Cove, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shelter Cove, California - Basic Facts

The Shelter Cove Census Designated Place had a population of 751 as of July 1, 2017. Shelter Cove ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shelter Cove is located at latitude 40.039 and longitude -124.0558 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the Shelter Cove Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 138 feet.

The Shelter Cove Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2611448) 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 Shelter Cove Census Designated Place is located within Garberville CCD of Humboldt County.

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


Total Population 751
Daytime Population: Workers 171
Daytime Population: Residents 501
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 672
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 745
Population in Familes 465
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 129
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $42,999
Average Household Income $57,075
Per Capita Income $27,937


Total Housing Units 635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 278 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 (40.6%)
Median Home Value $349,351
Average Home Value $419,155


Total Households 377
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 184
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 1.11% 0.86%
Households 1.11% 0.94%
Families 0.23% 0.96%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Shelter Cove, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelter Cove 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 # 1107 27th
Population Density # 1236 19th
Diversity Index # 1391 8th
Median Household Income # 1133 25th
Per Capita Income # 805 47th

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