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Hat Creek, California - Basic Facts

The Hat Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 338 as of July 1, 2020. Hat Creek 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 Hat Creek is located at latitude 40.8304 and longitude -121.5136 in Shasta County. The formal boundaries for the Hat Creek Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 50.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,314 feet.

The Hat Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583033) 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 Hat Creek Census Designated Place is located within East Shasta CCD of Shasta County.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 338 (100%)
Population in Households 337 (99.7%)
Population in Families 280 (82.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 7
Diversity Index2 38
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,026
Average Household Income $68,576
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $30,411
Wealth Index5 65
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (30.1%)
Median Home Value $308,824
Average Home Value $296,818
Housing Affordability Index3 131
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 101
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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.88% 0.18%
Households 0.91% 0.27%
Families 1.24% 0.2%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
Owner Occupied HU   0.36%

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Hat Creek, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hat Creek 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 # 1246 18th
Population Density # 1499 2nd
Median Household Income # 808 47th
Housing Affordability Index # 1238 81st
Per Capita Income # 849 44th
Diversity Index # 1265 17th

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