Furnace Creek, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Furnace Creek, California - Basic Facts

The Furnace Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 23 as of July 1, 2020. Furnace 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 Furnace Creek is located at latitude 36.458 and longitude -116.8709 in Inyo County. The formal boundaries for the Furnace Creek Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 31.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Inyo County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is -190 feet.

The Furnace Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408270) 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 Furnace Creek Census Designated Place is located within Death Valley CCD of Inyo County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Furnace Creek: Coleman, Furnace Creek Inn, Furnace Creek Ranch, Greenland.


Furnace Creek, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 23 (100%)
Population in Households 22 (95.7%)
Population in Families 11 (47.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 4.3%)
Population Density 1
Diversity Index2 47


Median Household Income $37,916
Average Household Income $52,322
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $32,239
Wealth Index5 41


Total HU (Housing Units) 17 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 (29.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (52.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $95,000
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 14
Average Household Size 1.57
Family Households 5
Average Family Size 2
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.41% -0.89%
Households -0.67% 0.0%
Families -3.23% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
Owner Occupied HU   3.71%


Furnace Creek, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Furnace Creek to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1494 2nd
Population Density # 1512 1st
Median Household Income # 1363 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 67 4th
Per Capita Income # 772 49th
Diversity Index # 1080 29th

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