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The Carmichael CDP(1) had a population of 79,751 as of July 1, 2022. Carmichael ranks in the upper 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 Carmichael is located at latitude 38.6171 and longitude -121.3283 in Sacramento County. The formal boundaries for the Carmichael Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 13.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Sacramento County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 125 feet.

The Carmichael Census Designated Place 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 Carmichael Census Designated Place is located within Sacramento CCD of Sacramento County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Carmichael, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 79,751 (100%)
Population in Households 78,146 (98.0%)
Population in Families 59,569 (74.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,605 ( 2.0%)
Population Density 5,201
Diversity Index2 65


Median Household Income $78,349
Average Household Income $114,263
% of Income for Mortgage4 31%
Per Capita Income $45,945
Wealth Index5 118


Total HU (Housing Units) 33,489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,203 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,944 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,342 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $462,720
Average Home Value $519,889
Housing Affordability Index3 80


Total Households 32,147
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 19,420
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.02% 0.02%
Households -0.11% -0.07%
Families   -0.08%
Median Household Income   3.60%
Per Capita Income   3.48%
Owner Occupied HU   0.02%

Carmichael, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carmichael to the other 1,611 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 115 93rd
Population Density # 244 85th
Median Household Income # 738 54th
Housing Affordability Index # 920 57th
Per Capita Income # 564 65th
Diversity Index # 910 44th

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