Parksdale, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Parksdale, California - Basic Facts

The Parksdale Census Designated Place had a population of 3,241 as of July 1, 2020. Parksdale ranks in the upper 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 Parksdale is located at latitude 36.9472 and longitude -120.0229 in Madera County. The formal boundaries for the Parksdale Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Madera County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 279 feet.

The Parksdale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409034) 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 Parksdale Census Designated Place is located within Madera CCD of Madera County.


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


Total Population 3,241 (100%)
Population in Households 3,241 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,942 (90.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,865
Diversity Index2 85


Median Household Income $41,767
Average Household Income $47,967
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $10,523
Wealth Index5 35


Total HU (Housing Units) 750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 482 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $223,438
Average Home Value $246,006
Housing Affordability Index3 106


Total Households 711
Average Household Size 4.56
Family Households 623
Average Family Size 5
  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 2.09% 1.44%
Households 2.2% 1.47%
Families 2.17% 1.47%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
Owner Occupied HU   1.61%


Parksdale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parksdale 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 # 762 50th
Population Density # 625 59th
Median Household Income # 1300 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 950 62nd
Per Capita Income # 1476 3rd
Diversity Index # 188 88th

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