Del Norte County, CA

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Population

27,442

0.673% decline

Median Age

38.7


Median Household Income

$41,287

2.54% decline

Poverty Rate

23.2%


Number of Employees

8,742

2.02% decline

Median Property Value

$185,900

1.25% growth

About

In 2017, Del Norte County, CA had a population of 27.4k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $41,287. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Del Norte County, CA declined from 27,628 to 27,442, a -0.673% decrease and its median household income declined from $42,363 to $41,287, a -2.54% decrease.

The population of Del Norte County, CA is 62.8% White Alone, 19.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.16% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. 13.7% of the people in Del Norte County, CA speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Del Norte County, CA is $185,900, and the homeownership rate is 61.9%. Most people in Del Norte County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Del Norte County, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Del Norte County, CA employs 8.74k people. The largest industries in Del Norte County, CA are Public Administration (1,578 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,542 people), and Retail Trade (1,006 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,462), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,512), and Transportation & Warehousing ($57,917).

Median household income in Del Norte County, CA is $41,287. Males in Del Norte County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Del Norte County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,287

2017 value

± $4,114

-2.54%

1 Year Growth

± 13.7%

Households in Del Norte County, CA have a median annual income of $41,287, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,363 in 2016, which represents a -2.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in Del Norte County, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Del Norte County, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Del Norte County, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Del Norte County, CA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Del Norte County, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2.01

  2. Census Tract 1.05

  3. Census Tract 2.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Del Norte County, CA was Census Tract 2.01 with a value of $55,037, followed by Census Tract 1.05 and Census Tract 2.02, with respective values of $51,838 and $42,610.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Del Norte County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Del Norte County, CA (5.57k out of 24k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,370 ± 405

  2. Hispanic

    979 ± 238

  3. Two Or More

    865 ± 250

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Del Norte County, CA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.74k

2017 Value

± 670

-2.02%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Del Norte County, CA declined at a rate of -2.02%, from 8.92k employees to 8.74k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Del Norte County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (944 people), Sales & Related Occupations (793 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (762 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Del Norte County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Del Norte County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (944 people), Sales & Related Occupations (793 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (762 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Del Norte County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (6.76 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.03 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Del Norte County, CA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($105,167), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($78,484), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($74,283).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.74k

2017 Value

± 670

-2.02%

1 Year decline

± 11%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Del Norte County, CA declined at a rate of -2.02%, from 8.92k employees to 8.74k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Del Norte County, CA, are Public Administration (1,578 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,542 people), and Retail Trade (1,006 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Del Norte County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Del Norte County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Del Norte County, CA, by number of employees, are Public Administration (1,578 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,542 people), and Retail Trade (1,006 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Del Norte County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.34 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.87 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Del Norte County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($68,462), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,512), and Transportation & Warehousing ($57,917).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.9% of the population of Del Norte County, CA has health coverage, with 33.1% on employee plans, 32.1% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Del Norte County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Del Norte County, CA see 1514 patients per year on average, which represents a 22.4% increase from the previous year (1237 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1252 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 265 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,514 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Del Norte County, CA see an average of 1,514 patients per year. This represents a 22.4% increase from the previous year (1,237 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Del Norte County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.05%

Uninsured

33.1%

Employer Coverage

32.1%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

2.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Del Norte County, CA declined by 25.3% from 10.8% to 8.05%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Del Norte County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Del Norte County, CA is home to a population of 27.4k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.33% of Del Norte County, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Del Norte County, CA is composed of 17.2k White Alone residents (62.8%), 5.28k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.2%), 1.97k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.16%), 1.58k Two or More Races residents (5.77%), 741 Asian Alone residents (2.7%), 484 Black or African American Alone residents (1.76%), 134 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.488%), and 21 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0765%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Del Norte County, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,705 speakers), Hmong (144 speakers), and Tagalog (123 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Del Norte County, CA was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Del Norte County, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Del Norte County, CA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.33%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.69%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.33% of Del Norte County, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Del Norte County, CA was 5.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Del Norte County, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 Del Norte County, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Del Norte County, CA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Del Norte County, CA was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.2k ± 154

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.28k ± 436

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.97k ± 287

In 2017, there were 3.26 times more White Alone residents (17.2k people) in Del Norte County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.28k Hispanic or Latino and 1.97k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Del Norte County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,705 speakers (10.4%)

  2. Hmong

    144 speakers (0.552%)

  3. Tagalog

    123 speakers (0.471%)

13.7% of Del Norte County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Del Norte County, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 10.4% of the overall population of Del Norte County, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.552% speak Hmong and 0.471% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    778 ± 174

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    308 ± 130

  3. Korea

    185 ± 68

Del Norte County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Del Norte County, CA was $185,900 in 2017, which is 0.854 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $183,600 to $185,900, a 1.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Del Norte County, CA is 61.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Del Norte County, CA have an average commute time of 13.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Del Norte County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$41,287

Median Household Income

± $4,114

9.68k

Number of Households

± 631

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.68k households in Del Norte County, CA declined from $41,287 from the previous year's value of $42,363.

The following chart displays the households in Del Norte County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$185,900

2017 Median

± $13,895

$183,600

2016 Median

± $13,955

In 2017, the median property value in Del Norte County, CA grew to to $185,900 from the previous year's value of $183,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Del Norte County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Del Norte County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Del Norte County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Del Norte County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.9%

2017 Homeownership

60.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.9% of the housing units in Del Norte County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Del Norte County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Del Norte County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Del Norte County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

13.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Del Norte County, CA have a shorter commute time (13.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Del Norte County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.7%

  2. Carpooled

    14.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Del Norte County, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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