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The Belden Census Designated Place had a population of 19 as of July 1, 2017. Belden 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 Belden is located at latitude 40.0068 and longitude -121.2482 in Plumas County. The formal boundaries for the Belden Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Plumas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,231 feet.

The Belden Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407822) 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 Belden Census Designated Place is located within Feather River Canyon CCD of Plumas County.

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


Total Population 19
Daytime Population: Workers 1
Daytime Population: Residents 8
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.47
Population in Households 19
Population in Familes 14
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 31
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $54,545
Average Household Income $75,684
Per Capita Income $36,858


Total Housing Units 30 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8 (26.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (63.3%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $178,571


Total Households 11
Average Household Size 1.73
Family Households 7
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 -2.0% -1.08%
Households -2.28% 0.0%
Families 12.4% -3.04%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Belden, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Belden 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 # 1491 2nd
Population Density # 1439 5th
Diversity Index # 1492 2nd
Median Household Income # 810 47th
Per Capita Income # 450 70th

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