Bella Vista, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Bella Vista, California - Basic Facts

The Bella Vista Census Designated Place had a population of 2,803 as of July 1, 2020. Bella Vista ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bella Vista is located at latitude 40.6407 and longitude -122.2325 in Shasta County. The formal boundaries for the Bella Vista Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 22.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 561 feet.

The Bella Vista Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582942) 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 Bella Vista Census Designated Place is located within Central Shasta CCD of Shasta County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bella Vista: Bellavista.


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


Total Population 2,803 (100%)
Population in Households 2,779 (99.1%)
Population in Families 2,384 (85.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 24 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 126
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $67,640
Average Household Income $93,411
% of Income for Mortgage4 24%
Per Capita Income $35,728
Wealth Index5 126


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 869 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $381,186
Average Home Value $399,022
Housing Affordability Index3 112


Total Households 1,051
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 802
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 0.08% -0.15%
Households 0.13% -0.13%
Families -0.02% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.05%


Bella Vista, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bella Vista 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 # 799 48th
Population Density # 1241 18th
Median Household Income # 692 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 1031 68th
Per Capita Income # 630 59th
Diversity Index # 1385 9th

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