Willow Creek, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Willow Creek, California - Basic Facts

The Willow Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,761 as of July 1, 2018. Willow Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Willow Creek is located at latitude 40.9391 and longitude -123.6367 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the Willow Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Willow Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409598) 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 Willow Creek Census Designated Place is located within Willow Creek-Hoopa Valley CCD of Humboldt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Willow Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Willow Creek: China Flat.

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Willow Creek, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,761
Population in Households 1,750
Population in Familes 1,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 58
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $36,000
Average Household Income $48,884
Per Capita Income $23,174


Total Housing Units 1,129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 556 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 302 (26.7%)
Median Home Value $300,403
Average Home Value $268,345


Total Households 827
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 450
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 0.36% 0.44%
Households 0.22% 0.41%
Families 0.05% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Willow Creek, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow Creek to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 910 40th
Population Density # 1358 10th
Diversity Index # 1076 29th
Median Household Income # 1357 11th
Per Capita Income # 1075 29th

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