Iron Horse, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Iron Horse, California - Basic Facts

The Iron Horse Census Designated Place had a population of 343 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 343
Population in Households 337
Population in Familes 255
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 44
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $39,417
Average Household Income $51,033
Per Capita Income $22,699


Total Housing Units 190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $170,000
Average Home Value $177,446


Total Households 147
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 87
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 1.76% 1.25%
Households 1.89% 1.32%
Families -0.14% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

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, 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 # 1248 18th
Population Density # 1402 8th
Diversity Index # 1052 31st
Median Household Income # 1266 17th
Per Capita Income # 1089 28th

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