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Valley Center, California - Basic Facts

The Valley Center Census Designated Place had a population of 10,244 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Valley Center is located at latitude 33.2184 and longitude -117.0342 in San Diego County. The formal boundaries for the Valley Center Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valley Center: Valley Centre.

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Valley Center, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Valley Center, CA Housing Affordability Index is 86
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Valley Center, CA Wealth Index is 186
State of California Wealth Index is 123
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 10,244 (100%)
Population in Households 10,214 (99.7%)
Population in Families 8,841 (86.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 30 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 373
Diversity Index2 77
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $102,490
Average Household Income $125,465
Per Capita Income $40,701
Wealth Index4 186

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,540 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 762 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $615,768
Housing Affordability Index3 86
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,302
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 2,592
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.05% 0.97%
Households 1.02% 0.89%
Families 0.86% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

Valley Center, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Center to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 488 68th
Population Density # 1009 34th
Diversity Index # 469 69th
Median Household Income # 229 85th
Per Capita Income # 433 72nd

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