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Dorris, California - Basic Facts

The City of Dorris had a population of 913 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dorris is located at latitude 41.965 and longitude -121.9204 in Siskiyou County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dorris (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Siskiyou County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,245 feet.

The City of Dorris (GNIS ID: 2410347) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Dorris is located within Butte Valley CCD of Siskiyou County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dorris population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dorris, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 913
Daytime Population: Workers 281
Daytime Population: Residents 558
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 839
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 912
Population in Familes 731
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,300
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $30,860
Average Household Income $44,658
Per Capita Income $17,337


Total Housing Units 423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $129,167
Average Home Value $217,996


Total Households 354
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 236
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 -0.39% -0.31%
Households -0.38% -0.34%
Families -0.29% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Dorris, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dorris to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1074 29th
Population Density # 715 53rd
Diversity Index # 605 60th
Median Household Income # 1434 5th
Per Capita Income # 1291 15th

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