Beckwourth, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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The Beckwourth Census Designated Place had a population of 459 as of July 1, 2018. Beckwourth ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Beckwourth is located at latitude 39.8202 and longitude -120.3788 in Plumas County. The formal boundaries for the Beckwourth Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 11.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Plumas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,911 feet.

The Beckwourth Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407819) 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 Beckwourth Census Designated Place is located within Portola CCD of Plumas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beckwourth: Beckwith.

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


Total Population 459
Population in Households 459
Population in Familes 377
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 39
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $46,529
Average Household Income $82,828
Per Capita Income $35,773


Total Housing Units 344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 ( 9.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 (39.2%)
Median Home Value $214,080
Average Home Value $199,011


Total Households 209
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 141
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 0.74% 0.69%
Households 0.78% 0.75%
Families 0.9% 0.7%
Median Household Income   4.58%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Beckwourth, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beckwourth 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 # 1203 21st
Population Density # 1417 7th
Diversity Index # 1415 7th
Median Household Income # 1095 28th
Per Capita Income # 548 64th

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