Bear Valley, California

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Population in 2010: 121. Population change since 2000: -9.0%
Males: 42  (35.1%)
Females: 79  (64.9%)
Median resident age:  48.8 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip code: 95223

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,686 (it was $49,583 in 2000)
Bear Valley:

$48,686
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,597 (it was $32,252 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $213,881 (it was $233,300 in 2000)
Bear Valley:

$213,881
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $738,247; Detached houses: $775,173; Townhouses or other attached units: $221,279

Median gross rent in 2012: $900.

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  • White alone - 118 (97.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.8%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bear Valley: 264.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Swedish (22.0%), German (21.0%), Irish (15.0%), United States (10.0%), French (4.0%), Italian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 5.15 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Bear Valley, California map

For population 25 years and over in Bear Valley:

  • High school or higher: 101.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bear Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 43.7%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bear Valley CDP:  0.8% ($1,923)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)

Bear Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South El Dorado, CA (39.5 miles , pop. 78,296).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Stockton, CA (76.2 miles , pop. 243,771).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (316.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kirkwood, CA (3.9 miles) , Dorrington, CA (4.1 miles ), West Point-Wilseyville, CA (4.3 miles ), Markleeville, CA (4.5 miles) , Pine Grove-Silver Lake, CA (4.6 miles ), Cold Springs, CA (4.6 miles ), Arnold, CA (4.7 miles ), Alpine Village, CA (5.0 miles) .

Latitude: 38.47 N, Longitude: 120.05 W

Bear Valley household income distribution Bear Valley home values distribution

Crime rates in Bear Valley (2001):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 assaults (1481.5 per 100,000)
  • 9 burglaries (6666.7 per 100,000)
  • 33 thefts (24444.4 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (740.7 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 995.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 19 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
California average:

2.36
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

12.6%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (48%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (20%)
  • Information (16%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

Average climate in Bear Valley, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bear Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 794% 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 163.7 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 195.6 miles away from Bear Valley center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 106.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 246.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 133.0 miles away from Bear Valley center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 121.3 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 Alpine County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bear Valley topographic map

Birthplace of: Gale Henry - Actor.

Airports located in Bear Valley:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bear Valley:

  • Western Nevada College (about 52 miles; Carson City, NV; Full-time enrollment: 2,338)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 61 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • Sierra College (about 67 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • American River College (about 72 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • Cosumnes River College (about 75 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 9,327)
  • California State University-Sacramento (about 75 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 22,234)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 76 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)

Public high school in Bear Valley:

Public elementary/middle school in Bear Valley:

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Notable locations in Bear Valley: Alpine Station (A), Trabucco Gardens (B), Overflow Campground (C), Alpine Station (D), Bloods Toll Station Historical Site (E), Bear Valley Public Safety (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Bear Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Bear Valley Tamarack Inn (18326 Highway 4) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 15.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.141. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.141
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

6.58

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 9.63. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.63
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 3.89. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.89
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bear Valley and their reported violations in the past:

SHERMAN ACRES MUTUAL WATER ASN (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 41.6%
(47.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  40.3%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.0%
Whole state:  7.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bear Valley compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bear Valley travel time to work - commute Bear Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77%)
  • Coal or coke (23%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bear Valley CDP (based on Alpine County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.89%
Here: 53.9%
USA: 50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Alpine County:

23.9%
California:

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

18.8%
State:

17.9%

9.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,548 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.09%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


11.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,429 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.93%
California average:

5.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Douglas County, NV  4.26% ($25,000 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bear Valley:

  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTHO (590 AM; 3 kW; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: PARADISE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bear Valley:

  • KBYN (95.9 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KBYN, INC.)
  • KCFA (106.1 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KCFA, INC.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KXSR (91.7 FM; GROVELAND, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KKBN (93.5 FM; TWAIN HARTE, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCVR-FM (98.9 FM; COLUMBIA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KZSQ-FM (92.7 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KBUL-FM (98.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEV (95.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOSL (94.3 FM; JACKSON, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bear Valley:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Bear Valley Ski Resort (Lat: 38.486389 Lon: -120.052583), Type: Mast, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 23.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN510
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: David C Jatlow
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • Mt. Reba Mt. Reba Road (Lat: 38.486306 Lon: -120.052694), Call Sign: KNKN240
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bear Valley, CA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • Mount Reba, Mount Reba Ski Resort, Bloods Ridge, 1.4 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 38.486278 Lon: -120.052667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 21.9 m, Call Sign: WNTI587
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/21/2021, Certifier: Roger Gray
    Registrant: Pacific Gas And Electric Company, 487 West Shaw Avenue, Building "b", Fresno, CA 93704, Phone: (559) 263-5631, Fax: (559) 263-5899, Email:
  • STATION, Mt Bullion 3.75 Mi Se Of (Lat: 37.538806 Lon: -120.060444), Overall height: 10.1 m, Call Sign: WNTK453
    Assigned Frequencies: 955.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/2001, Expiration Date: 08/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/01/2011
    Registrant: Cumulous Communications, 14855 Tribute Way, Bakersfield, CA 93314, Phone: (661) 979-4779, Fax: (661) 695-3302, Email:
  • STATION, 1.9 Mi Of St Rte 49 (Lat: 37.538806 Lon: -120.060444), Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WNTL308
    Assigned Frequencies: 2184.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/02/2001, Expiration Date: 10/21/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2007
    Registrant: Cumulous Communications, 1716 N. 11th Ave, Suite G, Hanford, CA 93230, Phone: (559) 584-6446, Fax: (559) 584-6428
  • Mt Bullion (Lat: 37.539639 Lon: -120.066000), Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WNTZ319
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/13/1995, Expiration Date: 06/13/2000, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (717) 334-1114
  • Little Mount Bullion (Lat: 37.538806 Lon: -120.066000), Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WPNC307
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.887 MHz, 959.887 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2002, Expiration Date: 03/21/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2012
    Registrant: 41228 Pomegranate Ct., Madera, CA 93638, Phone: (559) 449-0138, Fax: (559) 225-3003
  • STATION, 2.5 Miles Ese Of (Lat: 37.538806 Lon: -120.066000), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: KBY40
    Assigned Frequencies: 954.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/26/1996, Expiration Date: 01/02/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Phone: (209) 465-3609

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Mt. Bullion, 3.9mi. Se Of Bear Valley (Lat: 37.538806 Lon: -120.060444), Call Sign: KNKE444
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 24
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Bear Valley

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