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The Fort Bidwell Census Designated Place had a population of 168 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Bidwell ranks in the lower 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 Fort Bidwell is located at latitude 41.8633 and longitude -120.1594 in Modoc County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Bidwell Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Modoc County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,564 feet.

The Fort Bidwell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583014) 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 Fort Bidwell Census Designated Place is located within Surprise Valley CCD of Modoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Bidwell 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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Fort Bidwell, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 168
Daytime Population: Workers 30
Daytime Population: Residents 117
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 147
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 162
Population in Familes 123
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 53
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $28,715
Average Household Income $40,961
Per Capita Income $19,204


Total Housing Units 126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (38.9%)
Median Home Value $213,095
Average Home Value $261,792


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.4% -0.72%
Households -0.35% -0.79%
Families 0.93% -0.89%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

Fort Bidwell, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Bidwell 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 # 1366 10th
Population Density # 1372 10th
Diversity Index # 819 46th
Median Household Income # 1460 4th
Per Capita Income # 1219 20th

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