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Escalon, California - Basic Facts

The City of Escalon had a population of 7,310 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Escalon is located at latitude 37.7974 and longitude -120.9966 in San Joaquin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Escalon encompass a land area of 2.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. San Joaquin County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 118 feet.

The City of Escalon (GNIS ID: 2410453) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Escalon is located within Escalon CCD of San Joaquin County.


Escalon, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 7,310 (100%)
Population in Households 7,295 (99.8%)
Population in Families 6,424 (87.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 15 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 3,207
Diversity Index2 67


Median Household Income $77,298
Average Household Income $88,689
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $30,729
Wealth Index5 84


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,725 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 778 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $351,445
Average Home Value $400,000
Housing Affordability Index3 133


Total Households 2,503
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 1,924
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.55% 0.76%
Households 0.5% 0.67%
Families 0.36% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
Owner Occupied HU   0.92%


Escalon, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Escalon to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 559 63rd
Population Density # 427 72nd
Median Household Income # 549 64th
Housing Affordability Index # 1260 83rd
Per Capita Income # 835 45th
Diversity Index # 717 53rd

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