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Mountain Mesa, California - Basic Facts

The Mountain Mesa Census Designated Place had a population of 828 as of July 1, 2020. Mountain Mesa ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Mountain Mesa is located at latitude 35.6394 and longitude -118.4056 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Mountain Mesa Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,641 feet.

The Mountain Mesa Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408881) 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 Mountain Mesa Census Designated Place is located within Lake Isabella CCD of Kern County.


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Mountain Mesa, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 828 (100%)
Population in Households 798 (96.4%)
Population in Families 597 (72.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 30 ( 3.6%)
Population Density 955
Diversity Index2 40
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,878
Average Household Income $54,898
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $24,032
Wealth Index5 50
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $198,370
Average Home Value $315,992
Housing Affordability Index3 129
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 336
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 203
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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.28% 0.53%
Households 0.36% 0.47%
Families 0.34% 0.39%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
Owner Occupied HU   0.88%

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Mountain Mesa, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Mesa 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 # 1089 28th
Population Density # 786 48th
Median Household Income # 1297 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 1225 81st
Per Capita Income # 1116 27th
Diversity Index # 1208 21st

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