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Shelter Cove, California - Basic Facts

The Shelter Cove Census Designated Place had a population of 791 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.0304 and longitude -124.0731 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the Shelter Cove Census Designated Place 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.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Shelter Cove, CA Housing Affordability Index is 57
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

Shelter Cove, CA Wealth Index is 94
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 791 (100%)
Population in Households 785 (99.2%)
Population in Families 491 (62.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 136
Diversity Index2 31
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,456
Average Household Income $71,372
Per Capita Income $34,638
Wealth Index4 94

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 702 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 307 (43.7%)
Median Home Value $486,806
Housing Affordability Index3 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 395
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 193
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 1.44% 0.97%
Households 1.38% 0.9%
Families 0.7% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   4.01%

Shelter Cove, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shelter Cove 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 # 1097 28th
Population Density # 1228 19th
Diversity Index # 1384 9th
Median Household Income # 1082 29th
Per Capita Income # 635 58th

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