Phoenix Lake, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Phoenix Lake, California - Basic Facts

The Phoenix Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 4,227 as of July 1, 2017. Phoenix Lake 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 Phoenix Lake is located at latitude 38.0098 and longitude -120.3081 in Tuolumne County. The formal boundaries for the Phoenix Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Tuolumne County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,431 feet.

The Phoenix Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633170) 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 Phoenix Lake Census Designated Place is located within East Sonora-Phoenix Lake CCD of Tuolumne County.

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


Total Population 4,227
Daytime Population: Workers 226
Daytime Population: Residents 2,247
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,473
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 4,207
Population in Familes 3,548
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 384
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $63,251
Average Household Income $86,808
Per Capita Income $35,671


Total Housing Units 1,971 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,435 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 311 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $329,639
Average Home Value $339,607


Total Households 1,746
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,287
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 -0.14% 0.1%
Households -0.14% 0.11%
Families -0.37% 0.12%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Phoenix Lake, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phoenix Lake 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 # 691 54th
Population Density # 1006 34th
Diversity Index # 1371 10th
Median Household Income # 587 61st
Per Capita Income # 486 68th

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