Beckwourth, California

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Population in 2010: 432.
Population change since 2000: +26.3%
Males: 174  (40.4%)
Females: 258  (59.6%)
Median resident age:

50.6 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 96122, 96129.

Beckwourth Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $106,089 (it was $47,813 in 2000)
Beckwourth:

$106,089
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $73,569 (it was $16,928 in 2000)

Beckwourth CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $326,916 (it was $132,400 in 2000)
Beckwourth:

$326,916
CA:

$568,500

Median gross rent in 2019: $2,081.

March 2019 cost of living index in Beckwourth: 98.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.6%
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According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Beckwourth, California as of September 19, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Beckwourth is 140 to 1.


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Ancestries: Italian (33.1%), Norwegian (22.6%), European (8.9%), Russian (5.8%), German (5.1%), French (3.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 4900 feet

Land area: 11.7 square miles.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (very low).

Beckwourth, California map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Beckwourth CDP:

1.1% ($1,490)
California:

0.8% ($1,564)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reno, NV (37.3 miles , pop. 180,480).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (104.9 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (412.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Portola, CA (1.9 miles ),
Lake Davis, CA (2.2 miles),
Delleker, CA (2.3 miles ),
Iron Horse, CA (2.4 miles ),
Mabie, CA (2.6 miles),
Gold Mountain, CA (2.8 miles),
Mohawk Vista, CA (3.1 miles),
Whitehawk, CA (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 39.83 N, Longitude: 120.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Distribution of median household income in Beckwourth, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Beckwourth, CA in 2019
Beckwourth satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
California:

7.9%
Most common industries in Beckwourth, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (30.5%)
  • Public administration (15.3%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.8%)
  • Wood products (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (41.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.7%)
  • Wood products (11.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (10.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.6%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Utilities (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (37.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Construction (14.6%)
  • Health care (14.6%)
Most common occupations in Beckwourth, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (13.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12.7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (10.2%)
  • Life and physical scientists (9.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.8%)
  • Registered nurses (5.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (22.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (22.9%)
  • Life and physical scientists (15.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (31.3%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (25.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (16.7%)
  • Registered nurses (14.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (12.5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (0.0%)
  • Financial managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Beckwourth, California

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Earthquake activity:

Beckwourth-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6473% 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 188.4 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 160.4 miles away from Beckwourth center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 154.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 135.4 miles away from Beckwourth center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 278.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 197.2 miles away from Beckwourth center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plumas County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Fires: 3, Mudslides: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Beckwourth topographic map

Airports located in Beckwourth:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beckwourth:

  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 37 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 37 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Western Nevada College (about 56 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • Butte College (about 68 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • California State University-Chico (about 77 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Yuba College (about 78 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 84 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Beckwourth: Ramelli Ranch (A), Beckwourth Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Whispering Pines Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Grizzly Ice Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Alice Marble - Tennis player.

Plumas 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 Beckwourth that have no violations reported:

  • SIERRA VALLEY R.V. PARK (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.8%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Beckwourth:

Marital status in Beckwourth, CA
  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 21.5%

For population 25 years and over in Beckwourth:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Beckwourth, CA (based on Plumas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,66723
Catholic1,2164
Mainline Protestant8468
Other7646
None15,514-
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: 12
Plumas County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Here:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
This county:

18.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Plumas County:

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Plumas County:

26.0%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Plumas County:

13.9%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Beckwourth:

51.2%
California:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.2%
California:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Beckwourth:

19.7%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Beckwourth:

10.5%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Beckwourth:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

43.6%
California:

31.5%

General health condition:
This city:

56.8%
California:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.9%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Beckwourth, CA Residents

6.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
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 Washoe County, NV  0.94% ($44,221 average AGI)
to Butte County, CA  0.47% ($33,794)
to Lassen County, CA  0.37% ($47,926)

Strongest AM radio stations in Beckwourth:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KIHM (920 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beckwourth:

  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • K285EQ (104.9 FM; VERDI, NV; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHXR (94.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KNHK (92.9 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNG-FM1 (101.3 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSN INC)
  • KBUL-FM (98.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.8mTotal length
  • 1,420Total average daily traffic
  • 118Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,512Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Robbie Cassou, 308 Beckwourth-Genesee Road (Lat: 39.820056 Lon: -120.376556), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 6 m, Registrant: Quincy Fire Department, 846 Quinc-y, Phone: (530) 283-0870
  • Larry K Moniz, 308 Beckwourth-Genesee Road (Lat: 39.820056 Lon: -120.376556), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 6 m, Registrant: Quincy Fire Department, 846 Quinc-y, Phone: (530) 283-0870
  • JOE WILSON, Nervino Airport (Lat: 39.819056 Lon: -120.347278), Type: 10.0, Overall height: 10 m, Registrant: All Weather Inc, Sacra-mento, Phone: (916) 928-6748
  • MOHAMMAD SALEH, Nervino Airport (Lat: 39.819056 Lon: -120.347278), Type: 10.0, Structure height: 06063 m, Overall height: 10 m, Registrant: All Weather Inc, Sacra-mento, Phone: (916) 928-6748

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Dwr Mantenance Yard (Lat: 39.818222 Lon: -120.370500), Call Sign: KRZ403,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.205 MHz, 159.240 MHz, 159.255 MHz, 159.465 MHz, Grant Date: 04/15/2015, Expiration Date: 06/14/2025, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • BECKWOURTHDOTMS, Dot Maintenance Station Hwy 70 (Lat: 39.818222 Lon: -120.370500), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 5.5 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPWK912,
    Assigned Frequencies: 857.737 MHz, 812.737 MHz, Grant Date: 10/03/2012, Expiration Date: 12/10/2022, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Nervino Airport (Lat: 39.817583 Lon: -120.358417), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6.5 m, Overall height: 6.8 m, Call Sign: WQOY882,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.937 MHz, Grant Date: 03/08/2012, Expiration Date: 03/08/2022, Certifier: Joe Wilson, Registrant: All Weather Inc, 1165 National Dr., Sacramento, CA 95834, Phone: (916) 928-6748, Email:
  • Lat: 39.809389 Lon: -120.384778, Call Sign: WRFK267,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/18/2020, Expiration Date: 03/18/2030, Certifier: Shelton Douthit, Registrant: Sierra Electronics, 690 East Glendale Ave., Suite B, Sparks, NV 89431-1545, Phone: (775) 359-1121, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Harriet Lane, Lat: 39.751028 Lon: -120.305972, Type: Upole, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQJY260,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/27/2019, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Charles A Bridgeman, Registrant: Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications, 73233 State Route 70, Portola, CA 96122, Phone: (530) 258-7014, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Nervino Airport (Lat: 39.816556 Lon: -120.351056), Type: Building, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WKP6,
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/1998, Expiration Date: 10/21/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/21/2003, Registrant: County Of Plumas, 520 Main St Rm 121, Quincy, CA 95971
  • Beckwourth-Nervino Airport (Lat: 39.817500 Lon: -120.358333), Type: Pole, Structure height: 10.4 m, Call Sign: WQPF552,
    Assigned Frequencies: 119.350 MHz, Grant Date: 05/02/2012, Expiration Date: 05/02/2022, Certifier: Joe Wilson, Registrant: Plumas County Facility Services, 198 Andy\'s Way, Quincy, CA 95971, Phone: (530) 283-6070, Fax: (530) 283-6088, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KK6QNC, Licensee ID: L01907086, Grant Date: 11/25/2014, Expiration Date: 11/25/2024, Certifier: Jordan B Herbert, Registrant: Jordan B Herbert, 81296 State Route 70, Beckwourth, CA 96129
  • Call Sign: KK6QND, Licensee ID: L01907087, Grant Date: 11/25/2014, Expiration Date: 11/25/2024, Certifier: Brendan A Herbert, Registrant: Brendan A Herbert, 81296 State Route 70, Beckwourth, CA 96129

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: EVEKTOR-AEROTECHNIK AS SPORTSTAR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 93CE, N93CE, N-93CE, Serial Number: 20050406, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 04/29/2015
    Registrant (Partnership): Sam J Wilbanks, 5989 A 23, Beckwourth, CA 96129, Other Owners: Kim Barkley Wilbanks

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Beckwourth, CA
  • 49.6%Wood
  • 35.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Beckwourth compared to California state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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