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The Calpine Census Designated Place had a population of 197 as of July 1, 2018. Calpine ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Calpine is located at latitude 39.6632 and longitude -120.4397 in Sierra County. The formal boundaries for the Calpine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sierra County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,977 feet.

The Calpine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582957) 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 Calpine Census Designated Place is located within East Sierra CCD of Sierra County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Calpine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Calpine: McAlpine.

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Calpine, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 197
Population in Households 196
Population in Familes 141
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 278
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $45,767
Average Household Income $67,199
Per Capita Income $33,965


Total Housing Units 158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (39.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (41.8%)
Median Home Value $410,526
Average Home Value $411,290


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.48% -0.51%
Households -0.51% -0.66%
Families -1.15% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

Calpine, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calpine to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1336 12th
Population Density # 1068 30th
Diversity Index # 1298 14th
Median Household Income # 1110 27th
Per Capita Income # 617 59th

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