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Valley Center, California - Basic Facts

The Valley Center Census Designated Place had a population of 10,142 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Valley Center is located at latitude 33.2331 and longitude -117.0158 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the Valley Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Diego County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,312 feet.

The Valley Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409396) 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 Valley Center Census Designated Place is located within Valley Center CCD of San Diego County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valley Center: Valley Centre.

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Valley Center, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,142
Daytime Population: Workers 1,906
Daytime Population: Residents 5,643
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,549
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 10,111
Population in Familes 8,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 370
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $94,294
Average Household Income $123,262
Per Capita Income $39,952


Total Housing Units 3,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,486 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 777 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $545,118
Average Home Value $595,366


Total Households 3,263
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 2,561
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 1.24% 1.19%
Households 1.17% 1.13%
Families 0.96% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Valley Center, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley 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 # 491 68th
Population Density # 1012 33rd
Diversity Index # 475 69th
Median Household Income # 218 86th
Per Capita Income # 363 76th

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