Fort Bragg, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Fort Bragg, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Bragg had a population of 7,272 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Bragg is located at latitude 39.4411 and longitude -123.8036 in Mendocino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Bragg (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Mendocino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 85 feet.

The City of Fort Bragg (GNIS ID: 2410525) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fort Bragg is located within Fort Bragg CCD of Mendocino County.

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

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Fort Bragg, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,272
Population in Households 7,040
Population in Familes 5,219
Population in Group Qrtrs 232
Population Density1 2,645
Diversity Index2 72


Median Household Income $35,641
Average Household Income $48,909
Per Capita Income $19,728


Total Housing Units 3,232 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,252 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,594 (49.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 385 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $379,589
Average Home Value $402,255


Total Households 2,847
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,618
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.0% 0.1%
Households -0.07% 0.07%
Families 0.07% 0.09%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Fort Bragg, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Bragg 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 # 558 63rd
Population Density # 522 66th
Diversity Index # 593 61st
Median Household Income # 1366 10th
Per Capita Income # 1224 19th

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