95956 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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Meadow Valley, CA | Spanish Ranch, CA

ZIP Code 95956: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Meadow Valley, CA 95956

Not Acceptable, USPS
Spanish Ranch, CA 95956

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • County: Plumas County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.939, Longitude -121.065
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 10
  • PO Box Addresses: 222
  • Residential Addresses: 1
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1

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Database updated: April 1, 2024, Maps updated: May 1, 2024.


Meadow Valley, CA 95956 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 224 (100%)
Population in Households 224 (100.0%)
Population in Families 153 (68.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 4
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $71,876
Average Household Income $105,323
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $59,714
Wealth Index5 121
Socioeconomic Status Index6 High (78.3)


Total HU (Housing Units) 224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 0
Vacant Housing Units 97 (43.3%)
Median Home Value $280,500
Average Home Value $331,299
Housing Affordability Index3 107


Total Households 127
Average Household Size 1.76
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -11.97% -0.82%
Households -11.66% -0.80%
Families   -1.39%
Median Household Income   7.04%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.80%

Meadow Valley, CA 95956 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 95956 to the other 1,777 ZIP Codes in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 1622 9th
Population Density # 1596 10th
Median Household Income # 1073 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 1716 97th
Per Capita Income # 391 78th
Diversity Index # 1712 4th

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