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Day Valley, California - Basic Facts

The Day Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 3,537 as of July 1, 2019. Day Valley ranks in the lower 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 Day Valley is located at latitude 37.0358 and longitude -121.8625 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Day Valley Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 18.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,322 feet.

The Day Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408643) 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 Day Valley Census Designated Place is located within Santa Cruz CCD of Santa Cruz County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Day Valley, CA Housing Affordability Index is 71
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

Day Valley, CA Wealth Index is 255
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 3,537 (100%)
Population in Households 3,511 (99.3%)
Population in Families 2,887 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 26 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 191
Diversity Index2 49
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $119,212
Average Household Income $153,514
Per Capita Income $58,168
Wealth Index4 255

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,050 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 261 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $894,022
Housing Affordability Index3 71
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,311
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 947
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 0.4% 0.38%
Households 0.26% 0.32%
Families 0.01% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Day Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Day Valley 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 # 731 52nd
Population Density # 1148 25th
Diversity Index # 1019 33rd
Median Household Income # 133 91st
Per Capita Income # 170 89th

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