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Crescent Mills, California - Basic Facts

The Crescent Mills Census Designated Place had a population of 178 as of July 1, 2020. Crescent Mills 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 Crescent Mills is located at latitude 40.0966 and longitude -120.9108 in Plumas County. The formal boundaries for the Crescent Mills Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Plumas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,527 feet.

The Crescent Mills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407679) 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 Crescent Mills Census Designated Place is located within Greenville CCD of Plumas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Crescent Mills: Crescent, Crescent City.


Crescent Mills, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 178 (100%)
Population in Households 178 (100.0%)
Population in Families 127 (71.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 42
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $38,017
Average Household Income $68,592
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $33,831
Wealth Index5 85


Total HU (Housing Units) 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (26.7%)
Median Home Value $226,563
Average Home Value $318,077
Housing Affordability Index3 108


Total Households 85
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.94% -1.51%
Households -0.87% -1.45%
Families -1.14% -1.28%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.24%


Crescent Mills, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crescent Mills to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1359 11th
Population Density # 1409 7th
Median Household Income # 1361 11th
Housing Affordability Index # 967 64th
Per Capita Income # 704 54th
Diversity Index # 1399 8th

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