Bass Lake, California

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Population in 2010: 527.
Males: 234  (44.5%)
Females: 293  (55.5%)
Median resident age:

63.4 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 93604.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $64,827
Bass Lake:

$64,827
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,584

Bass Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $294,000
Bass Lake:

$294,000
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $920,976; detached houses: over $1,000,000; mobile homes: $77,940

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,550.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bass Lake: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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  • Races in Bass Lake, CA (2019)
    • 39788.0%White alone
    • 316.9%Two or more races
    • 143.1%American Indian alone

Races in Bass Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Bass Lake, California as of February 04, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bass Lake is 164 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (33.0%), English (15.0%), Italian (15.0%), European (7.1%), American (5.2%), British (4.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3425 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,883 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clovis, CA (35.7 miles , pop. 68,468).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (39.6 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (233.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Oakhurst, CA (2.1 miles ),
Coarsegold, CA (2.9 miles ),
Oakhurst-North Fork, CA (3.0 miles ),
Ahwahnee, CA (3.0 miles ),
Nipinnawasee, CA (3.3 miles ),
Fish Camp, CA (3.4 miles),
Yosemite Lakes, CA (3.9 miles ),
Wawona, CA (3.9 miles)

Latitude: 37.32 N, Longitude: 119.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 559

Distribution of median household income in Bass Lake, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bass Lake, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.1%
California:

7.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 107. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

107
U.S.:

74
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 39.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 34.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Bass Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 8565% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 193.8 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 163.9 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 185.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 115.1 miles away from Bass Lake center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from Bass Lake center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 246.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Madera County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bass Lake:

  • OAKHURST HEALTHCARE AND WELLNESS CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; OAKHURST, CA)
  • AHWAHNEE CARE HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; AHWAHNEE, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bass Lake:

  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 35 miles; Fresno, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,109)
  • Institute of Technology Inc (about 35 miles; Clovis, CA; FT enrollment: 2,483)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 37 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 18,993)
  • Heald College-Fresno (about 37 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Fresno City College (about 41 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 12,994)
  • Fresno Pacific University (about 43 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 3,083)
  • University of California-Merced (about 48 miles; Merced, CA; FT enrollment: 5,981)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bass Lake: The Falls (A), Falls Beach Picnic Area (B), Recreation Point (C), Sheriffs Tower (D), Willow Cove Picnic Area (E), Denver Church Picnic Area (F), The Falls Picnic Area (G), Denver Church Campground (H), Bass Lake Lodge Resort (I), Recreation Point Campground (J), Sierra Ambulance Service Bass Lake Station (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Slide Creek (A), Pines Creek (B), Salter Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Bass Lake Vacation Home Rentals (Po Box 507), Bass Lake Queen II (Pines Village).

Court: Mountain Government Center - Sierra Justice Court (40601 Road 274).

Madera County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bass Lake and their reported violations in the past:

BASS LAKE WATER COMPANY (Population served: 1,100, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-22-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-02-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2002)
FORKS RESORT (Population served: 772, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SUMMERDALE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bass Lake that have no violations reported:

  • USFS - DRY GULCH/DIRT FLAT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MADERA COUNTY BASS LAKE GOVT CENTER (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

1.9 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

60.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Bass Lake:

Marital status in Bass Lake, CA
  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 69.1%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 2.6%

For population 25 years and over in Bass Lake:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bass Lake, CA (based on Madera County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic56,5663
Evangelical Protestant15,07789
Other4,81715
Mainline Protestant2,80814
Black Protestant6855
None70,912-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 30
Madera County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Madera County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Madera County:

4.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.6%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.5%
California:

17.9%

5.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,763 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fresno County, CA  2.04% ($43,441 average AGI)
from Merced County, CA  0.41% ($47,508)
from Santa Clara County, CA  0.24% ($55,287)


5.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fresno County, CA  2.26% ($50,709 average AGI)
to Merced County, CA  0.30% ($30,669)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($39,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bass Lake:

  • KTNS (1060 AM; 5 kW; OAKHURST, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA SIERRA CORPORATION)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KOOR (790 AM; 10 kW; CLOVIS, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KXEX (1550 AM; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: RAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIRV (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: GORE-OVERGAARD BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KAVT (1680 AM; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: RAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KFIG (1430 AM; 5 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: BIG DAWG BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bass Lake:

  • KZOL (107.9 FM; NORTH FORK, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K276BW (103.1 FM; NORTH FORK BASS LAKE, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA SIERRA CORPORATION)
  • KAAT (103.1 FM; OAKHURST, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA SIERRA CORPORATION)
  • KMMM (107.1 FM; MADERA, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP)
  • KFNO (90.3 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLBN (105.1 FM; AUBERRY, CA; Owner: LOTUS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KOQO-FM (101.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRNC (105.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSKS (93.7 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFCF (88.1 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: FRESNO FREE COLLEGE FOUNDATION)
  • KVPR (89.3 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: WHITE ASH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDJK (103.9 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGV (97.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • KMPO (88.7 FM; MODESTO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • K214CT (90.7 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAMB (101.5 FM; MERCED, CA; Owner: CENTRAL VALLEY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • KMMT (106.5 FM; MAMMOTH LAKES, CA; Owner: MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN FM ASSOCIATES,INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bass Lake:

  • KHMM-CA (Channel 16; HANFORD, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KNSO (Channel 51; MERCED, CA; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF FRESNO, LLC)
  • KSEE (Channel 24; FRESNO, CA; Owner: KSEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFRE-TV (Channel 59; SANGER, CA; Owner: SANGER TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • KFSN-TV (Channel 30; FRESNO, CA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KGPE (Channel 47; FRESNO, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY BROADCASTING - FRESNO, LLC)
  • KFTV (Channel 21; HANFORD, CA; Owner: KFTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)

Bass Lake fatal accident list:

Jul 24, 2012 04:38 AM, Cr-Road 274, Lake View Dr, Lat: 37.314350, Lon: -119.540439, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 19.8mTotal length
  • $676,000Total costs
  • 4,054Total average daily traffic
  • 144Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,698Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Crane Valley Ph (Lat: 37.291889 Lon: -119.529306), Call Sign: WDA443,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.025 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2012, Expiration Date: 11/04/2022, Certifier: Mike Enslow, Registrant: Pacific Gas And Electric Company, 705 P Street, 223b, Fresno, CA 93721-2708, Phone: (559) 263-5631, Fax: (559) 263-5789, Email:
  • Lat: 37.635139 Lon: -119.238444, Call Sign: WQCP323,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.412 MHz, Grant Date: 03/11/2015, Expiration Date: 04/21/2025, Certifier: Mike Enslow, Registrant: Pacific Gas And Electric Company, 705 P Street, 223b, Fresno, CA 93721-2708, Phone: (559) 263-5631, Fax: (559) 263-5789, Email:
  • Lat: 37.320778 Lon: -119.561806, Call Sign: WQXL413,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.555 MHz, 159.735 MHz, Grant Date: 04/06/2016, Expiration Date: 04/06/2026, Certifier: Tom H Smith, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • GOAT MTN., Goat Mountain, Madera County, Ca (Lat: 37.295083 Lon: -119.565361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 20 m, Overall height: 22 m, Call Sign: WRJY315,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.025 MHz, Grant Date: 11/18/2020, Expiration Date: 11/18/2030, Certifier: Darin Mcmechan, Registrant: Advanced Technical Services, 3179 W. Los Altos Ave., Fresno, CA 93725, Phone: (559) 647-6598, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bass Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8069W, N8069W, N-8069W, Serial Number: 28-2155, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 01/20/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 03/30/1992
    Registrant (Individual): Alvin M Peter, Po Box 437, Bass Lake, CA 93604

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bass Lake, CA
  • 58.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.6%Utility gas
  • 17.2%Wood
  • 4.4%Electricity


Bass Lake compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Bass Lake on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Netherlands (population 500+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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