Rough and Ready, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rough and Ready, California - Basic Facts

The Rough and Ready Census Designated Place had a population of 1,041 as of July 1, 2018. Rough and Ready ranks in the lower 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 Rough and Ready is located at latitude 39.234 and longitude -121.138 in Nevada County. The formal boundaries for the Rough and Ready Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nevada County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,890 feet.

The Rough and Ready Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628785) 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 Rough and Ready Census Designated Place is located within Grass Valley CCD of Nevada County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rough and Ready 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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Rough and Ready, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,041
Population in Households 1,041
Population in Familes 824
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 328
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $58,151
Average Household Income $76,965
Per Capita Income $32,881


Total Housing Units 517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 381 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $423,226
Average Home Value $383,573


Total Households 464
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 304
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 0.95% 0.96%
Households 0.98% 0.97%
Families 1.82% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Rough and Ready, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rough and Ready 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 # 1054 31st
Population Density # 1038 32nd
Diversity Index # 1427 6th
Median Household Income # 766 50th
Per Capita Income # 655 57th

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