Valley Ford, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Valley Ford, California - Basic Facts

The Valley Ford Census Designated Place had a population of 152 as of July 1, 2020. Valley Ford ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Valley Ford is located at latitude 38.318 and longitude -122.9242 in Sonoma County. The formal boundaries for the Valley Ford Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sonoma County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Valley Ford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583173) 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 Valley Ford Census Designated Place is located within Sebastopol CCD of Sonoma County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valley Ford: Fowlerville, Valleyford.


Valley Ford, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 152 (100%)
Population in Households 152 (100.0%)
Population in Families 121 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 58
Diversity Index2 49


Median Household Income $102,727
Average Household Income $138,347
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $55,582
Wealth Index5 208


Total HU (Housing Units) 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $960,526
Average Home Value $1,140,476
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 59
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.33% 0.13%
Households 0.34% 0.0%
Families 1.31% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Valley Ford, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Ford 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 # 1389 9th
Population Density # 1362 11th
Median Household Income # 257 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 10 1st
Per Capita Income # 226 85th
Diversity Index # 1033 32nd

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