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Carnelian Bay, California - Basic Facts

The Carnelian Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 559 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.2352 and longitude -120.0782 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.

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


Total Population 559
Daytime Population: Workers 381
Daytime Population: Residents 285
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 666
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 559
Population in Familes 360
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 430
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $67,879
Average Household Income $113,228
Per Capita Income $55,807


Total Housing Units 1,006 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (18.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 731 (72.7%)
Median Home Value $565,341
Average Home Value $600,275


Total Households 275
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.9% 1.26%
Households 0.99% 1.21%
Families 0.78% 1.2%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 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 # 1164 23rd
Population Density # 974 36th
Diversity Index # 1490 2nd
Median Household Income # 518 66th
Per Capita Income # 160 90th

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