Fruitdale, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Fruitdale, California - Basic Facts

The Fruitdale Census Designated Place had a population of 927 as of July 1, 2020. Fruitdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fruitdale is located at latitude 37.3109 and longitude -121.9327 in Santa Clara County. The formal boundaries for the Fruitdale Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Clara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Fruitdale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408267) 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 Fruitdale Census Designated Place is located within San Jose CCD of Santa Clara County.


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


Total Population 927 (100%)
Population in Households 894 (96.4%)
Population in Families 641 (69.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 33 ( 3.6%)
Population Density 3,473
Diversity Index2 77


Median Household Income $121,032
Average Household Income $156,163
% of Income for Mortgage4 32%
Per Capita Income $64,832
Wealth Index5 151


Total HU (Housing Units) 383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 128 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $918,403
Average Home Value $946,943
Housing Affordability Index3 82


Total Households 356
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 202
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 -0.18% -0.13%
Households -0.24% -0.23%
Families 0.0% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
Owner Occupied HU   0.09%


Fruitdale, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fruitdale 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 # 1072 30th
Population Density # 387 75th
Median Household Income # 143 91st
Housing Affordability Index # 578 38th
Per Capita Income # 146 90th
Diversity Index # 483 68th

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