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Le Grand, California - Basic Facts

The Le Grand Census Designated Place had a population of 1,657 as of July 1, 2020. Le Grand 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 Le Grand is located at latitude 37.2286 and longitude -120.2482 in Merced County. The formal boundaries for the Le Grand Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Merced County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 253 feet.

The Le Grand Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408590) 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 Le Grand Census Designated Place is located within Planada-Le Grand CCD of Merced County.


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


Total Population 1,657 (100%)
Population in Households 1,657 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,546 (93.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,453
Diversity Index2 81


Median Household Income $53,902
Average Household Income $64,875
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $18,238
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 296 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $176,768
Average Home Value $261,149
Housing Affordability Index3 189


Total Households 468
Average Household Size 3.54
Family Households 400
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.01% 0.05%
Households 0.21% 0.17%
Families 0.22% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
Owner Occupied HU   0.27%


Le Grand, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Le Grand 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 # 923 39th
Population Density # 683 55th
Median Household Income # 1011 34th
Housing Affordability Index # 1469 97th
Per Capita Income # 1318 13th
Diversity Index # 351 77th

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