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Gustine, California - Basic Facts

The City of Gustine had a population of 5,856 as of July 1, 2017. Gustine ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gustine is located at latitude 37.2545 and longitude -120.9949 in Merced County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gustine (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Merced County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 98 feet.

The City of Gustine (GNIS ID: 2410677) 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 Gustine is located within Gustine CCD of Merced County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gustine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Gustine, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,856
Daytime Population: Workers 1,084
Daytime Population: Residents 3,766
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,850
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 5,852
Population in Familes 5,043
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 3,776
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $46,131
Average Household Income $61,550
Per Capita Income $21,359


Total Housing Units 2,195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,186 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 811 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $163,342
Average Home Value $251,769


Total Households 1,997
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 1,432
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.82% 0.8%
Households 0.84% 0.81%
Families 0.61% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Gustine, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gustine to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 612 60th
Population Density # 346 77th
Diversity Index # 451 70th
Median Household Income # 1047 31st
Per Capita Income # 1104 27th

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