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The Newell Census Designated Place had a population of 452 as of July 1, 2018. Newell 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 Newell is located at latitude 41.8887 and longitude -121.3603 in Modoc County. The formal boundaries for the Newell Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Modoc County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,045 feet.

The Newell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583091) 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 Newell Census Designated Place is located within Newell CCD of Modoc County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 452
Population in Households 452
Population in Familes 385
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 188
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $32,772
Average Household Income $46,918
Per Capita Income $17,583


Total Housing Units 209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 100 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (34.4%)
Median Home Value $164,286
Average Home Value $196,250


Total Households 137
Average Household Size 3.3
Family Households 99
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 0.08% -0.13%
Households 0.09% 0.0%
Families -0.82% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   3.69%

Newell, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newell 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 # 1207 20th
Population Density # 1149 24th
Diversity Index # 494 68th
Median Household Income # 1418 7th
Per Capita Income # 1304 14th

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