Occidental, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Occidental, California - Basic Facts

The Occidental Census Designated Place had a population of 1,172 as of July 1, 2017. Occidental 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 Occidental is located at latitude 38.4004 and longitude -122.935 in Sonoma County. The formal boundaries for the Occidental Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sonoma County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 594 feet.

The Occidental Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408971) 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 Occidental Census Designated Place is located within Russian River-Sonoma Coast CCD of Sonoma County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Occidental: Howards, Howard's Station, Meeker, Meekers, Summit.

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


Total Population 1,172
Daytime Population: Workers 690
Daytime Population: Residents 554
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,244
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 1,165
Population in Familes 815
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 236
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $66,905
Average Household Income $99,899
Per Capita Income $46,446


Total Housing Units 694 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 363 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 191 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $765,625
Average Home Value $805,372


Total Households 554
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 311
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 0.69% 0.76%
Households 0.56% 0.68%
Families 0.64% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Occidental, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Occidental 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 # 1013 33rd
Population Density # 1099 28th
Diversity Index # 1311 14th
Median Household Income # 532 65th
Per Capita Income # 269 82nd

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