Planada, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Planada, California - Basic Facts

The Planada Census Designated Place had a population of 4,725 as of July 1, 2018. Planada 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Planada: Geneva, Whitton.

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Planada, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,725
Population in Households 4,639
Population in Familes 4,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density2 2,996
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $36,584
Average Household Income $48,051
Per Capita Income $12,666


Total Housing Units 1,259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 633 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 524 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $225,820
Average Home Value $319,273


Total Households 1,157
Average Household Size 4.01
Family Households 1,028
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.37% 0.83%
Households 0.45% 0.9%
Families 0.31% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

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, 2018 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 # 661 56th
Population Density # 462 70th
Diversity Index # 146 90th
Median Household Income # 1341 12th
Per Capita Income # 1438 5th

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