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Tulelake, California - Basic Facts

The City of Tulelake had a population of 982 as of July 1, 2017. Tulelake ranks in the upper 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 Tulelake is located at latitude 41.9535 and longitude -121.4749 in Siskiyou County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tulelake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Siskiyou County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,035 feet.

The City of Tulelake (GNIS ID: 2412108) 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 Tulelake is located within Tulelake CCD of Siskiyou County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tulelake 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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Tulelake, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 982
Daytime Population: Workers 353
Daytime Population: Residents 593
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 946
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 969
Population in Familes 802
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 2,396
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $38,141
Average Household Income $52,832
Per Capita Income $18,984


Total Housing Units 446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (36.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 173 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $110,714
Average Home Value $180,335


Total Households 337
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 225
Average Family Size 4
  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% -0.37%
Households -0.4% -0.36%
Families -0.89% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Tulelake, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tulelake 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 # 1059 30th
Population Density # 549 64th
Diversity Index # 241 84th
Median Household Income # 1269 16th
Per Capita Income # 1230 19th

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