Spring Valley, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Spring Valley, California - Basic Facts

The Spring Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 30,235 as of July 1, 2018. Spring Valley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Spring Valley is located at latitude 32.7299 and longitude -116.9764 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the Spring Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 390 feet.

The Spring Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408796) 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 Spring Valley Census Designated Place is located within San Diego CCD of San Diego County.

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

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Spring Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 30,235
Population in Households 30,002
Population in Familes 25,753
Population in Group Qrtrs 233
Population Density2 4,220
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $66,462
Average Household Income $85,447
Per Capita Income $28,405


Total Housing Units 10,331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,076 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,820 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 435 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $439,621
Average Home Value $463,921


Total Households 9,896
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 7,484
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 0.85% 0.86%
Households 0.75% 0.78%
Families 0.66% 0.82%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   3.46%

Spring Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Spring Valley 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 # 266 83rd
Population Density # 296 81st
Diversity Index # 300 80th
Median Household Income # 581 62nd
Per Capita Income # 855 44th

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