Meadow Vista, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Meadow Vista, California - Basic Facts

The Meadow Vista Census Designated Place had a population of 3,400 as of July 1, 2018. Meadow Vista 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 Meadow Vista is located at latitude 39.0017 and longitude -121.0376 in Placer County. The formal boundaries for the Meadow Vista Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Placer County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,713 feet.

The Meadow Vista Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408810) 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 Meadow Vista Census Designated Place is located within Colfax-Monumental Ridge CCD of Placer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Meadow Vista 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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Meadow Vista, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,400
Population in Households 3,381
Population in Familes 2,933
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 644
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $81,031
Average Household Income $113,314
Per Capita Income $44,051


Total Housing Units 1,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,115 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 199 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $493,431
Average Home Value $534,767


Total Households 1,314
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,003
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 0.67% 1.06%
Households 0.65% 1.03%
Families 0.61% 0.98%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   3.84%

Meadow Vista, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meadow Vista 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 # 751 51st
Population Density # 875 42nd
Diversity Index # 1460 4th
Median Household Income # 389 74th
Per Capita Income # 336 78th

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