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Planada, California - Basic Facts

The Planada Census Designated Place had a population of 5,888 as of July 1, 2017. Planada ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Planada is located at latitude 37.2892 and longitude -120.3207 in Merced County. The formal boundaries for the Planada Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Merced County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 226 feet.

The Planada Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409081) 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 Planada Census Designated Place is located within Planada-Le Grand CCD of Merced County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Planada: Geneva, Whitton.

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


Total Population 5,888
Daytime Population: Workers 484
Daytime Population: Residents 3,952
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,436
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 5,790
Population in Familes 5,413
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density2 3,733
Diversity Index3 85


Median Household Income $33,127
Average Household Income $46,240
Per Capita Income $12,155


Total Housing Units 1,553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 783 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 661 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $179,412
Average Home Value $254,955


Total Households 1,444
Average Household Size 4.01
Family Households 1,281
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 3.51% 2.38%
Households 3.63% 2.47%
Families 3.45% 2.45%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Planada, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Planada 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 # 610 60th
Population Density # 349 77th
Diversity Index # 161 89th
Median Household Income # 1396 8th
Per Capita Income # 1436 5th

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