Iron Horse, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Iron Horse, California - Basic Facts

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The Iron Horse Census Designated Place had a population of 331 as of July 1, 2017. Iron Horse ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Iron Horse is located at latitude 39.7805 and longitude -120.4823 in Plumas County. The formal boundaries for the Iron Horse Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Plumas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,944 feet.

The Iron Horse Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408431) 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 Iron Horse Census Designated Place is located within Portola CCD of Plumas County.

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


Total Population 331
Daytime Population: Workers 1
Daytime Population: Residents 224
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 225
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 325
Population in Familes 244
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 43
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $39,198
Average Household Income $46,761
Per Capita Income $20,991


Total Housing Units 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $166,667
Average Home Value $176,603


Total Households 141
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 84
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 1.51% 0.24%
Households 1.56% 0.28%
Families -0.64% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

Iron Horse, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Iron Horse 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 # 1251 18th
Population Density # 1404 7th
Diversity Index # 1084 28th
Median Household Income # 1236 19th
Per Capita Income # 1123 26th

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