Carnelian Bay, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Carnelian Bay, California - Basic Facts

The Carnelian Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 567 as of July 1, 2018. Carnelian Bay 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 Carnelian Bay is located at latitude 39.2269 and longitude -120.0819 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the Carnelian Bay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 6,240 feet.

The Carnelian Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628716) 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 Carnelian Bay Census Designated Place is located within Lake Tahoe CCD of Placer County.

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


Total Population 567
Population in Households 567
Population in Familes 370
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 437
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $72,835
Average Household Income $125,521
Per Capita Income $61,000


Total Housing Units 1,018 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (18.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 741 (72.8%)
Median Home Value $599,462
Average Home Value $652,500


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.96% 1.37%
Households 0.96% 1.27%
Families 0.77% 1.2%
Median Household Income   5.93%
Per Capita Income   5.12%

Carnelian Bay, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carnelian Bay 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 # 1163 23rd
Population Density # 975 36th
Diversity Index # 1496 1st
Median Household Income # 491 68th
Per Capita Income # 149 90th

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