Terra Bella, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Terra Bella, California - Basic Facts

The Terra Bella Census Designated Place had a population of 3,503 as of July 1, 2017. Terra Bella 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 Terra Bella is located at latitude 35.9567 and longitude -119.0328 in Tulare County. The formal boundaries for the Terra Bella Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tulare County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 486 feet.

The Terra Bella Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2410068) 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 Terra Bella Census Designated Place is located within Terra Bella CCD of Tulare County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Terra Bella 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 Terra Bella: Deer Creek Switch, Salem, Terrabella.

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


Total Population 3,503
Daytime Population: Workers 961
Daytime Population: Residents 2,145
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,106
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 3,494
Population in Familes 3,210
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,288
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $34,704
Average Household Income $52,863
Per Capita Income $12,997


Total Housing Units 880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 425 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 412 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $210,000
Average Home Value $247,418


Total Households 837
Average Household Size 4.17
Family Households 732
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 0.78% 0.83%
Households 0.85% 0.85%
Families 0.78% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Terra Bella, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Terra Bella 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 # 736 52nd
Population Density # 720 53rd
Diversity Index # 129 91st
Median Household Income # 1361 10th
Per Capita Income # 1413 7th

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