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Portola, California - Basic Facts

The City of Portola had a population of 2,099 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Portola is located at latitude 39.8105 and longitude -120.4691 in Plumas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Portola encompass a land area of 5.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Plumas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,856 feet.

The City of Portola (GNIS ID: 2411473) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Portola is located within Portola CCD of Plumas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Portola: Headquarters, Mormon, Reposa.

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Portola, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Portola, CA Housing Affordability Index is 111
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Portola, CA Wealth Index is 50
State of California Wealth Index is 123
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,099
Population in Households 2,082
Population in Familes 1,627
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density 388
Diversity Index1 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,057
Average Household Income $57,112
Per Capita Income $24,389
Wealth Index3 50

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 639 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 248 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $219,444
Housing Affordability Index2 111
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 888
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 568
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.03% -0.43%
Households 0.01% -0.39%
Families 0.45% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Portola, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Portola to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 870 43rd
Population Density # 1002 34th
Diversity Index # 984 35th
Median Household Income # 1216 20th
Per Capita Income # 1065 30th

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