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Mendocino, California - Basic Facts

The Mendocino Census Designated Place had a population of 914 as of July 1, 2019. Mendocino 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 Mendocino is located at latitude 39.3077 and longitude -123.7995 in Mendocino County. The formal boundaries for the Mendocino Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.26 sq. miles and a water area of 5.16 sq. miles. Mendocino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Mendocino Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408815) 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 Mendocino Census Designated Place is located within Mendocino CCD of Mendocino County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mendocino: Big River, Meiggstown, Mendocino City.

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Mendocino, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mendocino, CA Housing Affordability Index is 57
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Mendocino, CA Wealth Index is 84
State of California Wealth Index is 123
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 914 (100%)
Population in Households 852 (93.2%)
Population in Families 544 (59.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 62 ( 6.8%)
Population Density 405
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,335
Average Household Income $73,376
Per Capita Income $36,930
Wealth Index4 84

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 308 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (26.6%)
Median Home Value $553,371
Housing Affordability Index3 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 461
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 227
Average Family Size 2
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.24% 0.17%
Households 0.33% 0.22%
Families 0.64% 0.18%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Mendocino, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mendocino to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1078 29th
Population Density # 985 35th
Diversity Index # 1469 3rd
Median Household Income # 858 44th
Per Capita Income # 544 64th

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