Fort Irwin, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Irwin, California - Basic Facts

The Fort Irwin Census Designated Place had a population of 8,956 as of July 1, 2018. Fort Irwin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Irwin is located at latitude 35.2477 and longitude -116.6834 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Irwin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,487 feet.

The Fort Irwin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628733) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. 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 Fort Irwin Census Designated Place is located within Newberry Springs-Baker CCD of San Bernardino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Irwin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Irwin: Camp Irwin.

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Fort Irwin, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,956
Population in Households 7,677
Population in Familes 7,305
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,279
Population Density2 1,286
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $50,078
Average Household Income $61,720
Per Capita Income $19,966


Total Housing Units 2,516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 ( 0.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,408 (95.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $337,500
Average Home Value $315,000


Total Households 2,423
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 2,135
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 0.15% 0.38%
Households 0.26% 0.4%
Families 0.26% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Fort Irwin, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Irwin 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 # 512 66th
Population Density # 722 52nd
Diversity Index # 369 76th
Median Household Income # 1003 34th
Per Capita Income # 1214 20th

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