Kings County CA Information


Kings County Subdivisions

Kings County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 159,109 (100%)
Population in Households 142,596 (89.6%)
Population in Families 124,302 (78.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 16,513 (10.4%)
Population Density 115
Diversity Index2 87


Median Household Income $55,822
Average Household Income $73,036
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $20,820
Wealth Index5 63


Total HU (Housing Units) 47,525 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,819 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,896 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,810 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $261,453
Average Home Value $337,038
Housing Affordability Index3 120


Total Households 44,715
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 34,576
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.35% 0.56%
Households 0.72% 0.61%
Families 0.71% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
Owner Occupied HU   0.83%


Kings County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kings County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 33 45th
Population Density # 29 52nd
Median Household Income # 45 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 56 97th
Per Capita Income # 57 3rd
Diversity Index # 3 97th

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