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French Gulch, California - Basic Facts

The French Gulch Census Designated Place had a population of 242 as of July 1, 2019. French Gulch 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 French Gulch is located at latitude 40.7007 and longitude -122.6384 in Shasta County. The formal boundaries for the French Gulch Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 12.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,394 feet.

The French Gulch Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408262) 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 French Gulch Census Designated Place is located within Southwest Shasta CCD of Shasta County.


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French Gulch, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

French Gulch, CA Housing Affordability Index is 110
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

French Gulch, CA Wealth Index is 159
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 242 (100%)
Population in Households 242 (100.0%)
Population in Families 197 (81.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 20
Diversity Index2 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,566
Average Household Income $96,329
Per Capita Income $39,423
Wealth Index4 159

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $263,333
Housing Affordability Index3 110
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 103
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 72
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 -3.79% 7.6%
Households -3.77% 7.52%
Families -2.73% 7.63%
Median Household Income   7.52%
Per Capita Income   3.65%

French Gulch, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares French Gulch 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 # 1304 14th
Population Density # 1472 3rd
Diversity Index # 1329 13th
Median Household Income # 1025 33rd
Per Capita Income # 470 69th

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