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Fort Bidwell, California - Basic Facts

The Fort Bidwell CDP(1) had a population of 165 as of July 1, 2021. 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 41.8604 and longitude -120.1513 in Modoc County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Bidwell Census Designated Place 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 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.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 165 (100%)
Population in Households 159 (96.4%)
Population in Families 121 (73.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 3.6%)
Population Density 52
Diversity Index2 58
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,738
Average Household Income $55,781
% of Income for Mortgage4 27%
Per Capita Income $25,534
Wealth Index5 50
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (38.2%)
Median Home Value $320,000
Average Home Value $545,690
Housing Affordability Index3 102
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 76
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 45
Average Family Size 3
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 -0.42% -0.86%
Households -0.34% -0.8%
Families 0.4% -0.91%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.7%

Fort Bidwell, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Bidwell 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 # 1372 10th
Population Density # 1374 10th
Median Household Income # 1137 25th
Housing Affordability Index # 1064 70th
Per Capita Income # 1054 31st
Diversity Index # 904 41st

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