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The City of Gustine had a population of 5,864 as of July 1, 2021. 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 37.2577 and longitude -120.9988 in Merced County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gustine 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 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.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 5,864 (100%)
Population in Households 5,859 (99.9%)
Population in Families 5,054 (86.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 3,781
Diversity Index2 78
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,137
Average Household Income $74,581
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $25,928
Wealth Index5 74
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 2,165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,176 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 838 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $353,608
Average Home Value $428,741
Housing Affordability Index3 90
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,014
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 1,441
Average Family Size 4
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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.54% 0.44%
Households 0.62% 0.47%
Families 0.45% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
Owner Occupied HU   0.72%

Gustine, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gustine to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 605 60th
Population Density # 338 78th
Median Household Income # 1070 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 845 56th
Per Capita Income # 1039 32nd
Diversity Index # 456 70th

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