Mountain Center, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mountain Center, California - Basic Facts

The Mountain Center Census Designated Place had a population of 66 as of July 1, 2017. Mountain Center 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 Mountain Center is located at latitude 33.7083 and longitude -116.7276 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the Mountain Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,518 feet.

The Mountain Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629133) 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 Mountain Center Census Designated Place is located within Idyllwild CCD of Riverside County.

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


Total Population 66
Daytime Population: Workers 51
Daytime Population: Residents 34
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 85
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 59
Population in Familes 43
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 35
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $51,460
Average Household Income $80,004
Per Capita Income $40,130


Total Housing Units 59 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (35.6%)
Median Home Value $282,500
Average Home Value $372,222


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 1.55
Family Households 22
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 0.64% 0.89%
Households 0.75% 1.03%
Families 4.49% 0.89%
Median Household Income   5.02%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

Mountain Center, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain Center 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 # 1450 4th
Population Density # 1429 6th
Diversity Index # 1096 28th
Median Household Income # 903 41st
Per Capita Income # 358 76th

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