Belden, California

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Population in 2010: 22.
Population change since 2000: -15.4%
Males: 16  (72.7%)
Females: (27.3%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip code: 95915

Estimated median household income in 2019: $10,940 (it was $6,719 in 2000)
Belden:

$10,940
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $6,078 (it was $3,141 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $79,416 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Belden:

$79,416
CA:

$568,500

Median gross rent in 2019: $492.

March 2019 cost of living index in Belden: 101.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Belden, CA (2010)
    • 2090.9%White alone
    • 29.1%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (61.5%), Irish (42.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3400 feet

Land area: 0.64 square miles.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (very low).

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

1.9% ($700)
California:

0.8% ($1,564)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chico, CA (36.0 miles , pop. 59,954).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (101.0 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (439.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Tobin, CA (2.5 miles),
Caribou, CA (2.7 miles),
Storrie, CA (2.7 miles),
Bucks Lake, CA (3.2 miles),
Twain, CA (3.3 miles),
Meadow Valley, CA (3.3 miles ),
Paxton, CA (3.7 miles),
Canyondam, CA (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 40.01 N, Longitude: 121.25 W

Belden satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
California:

7.9%

Average climate in Belden, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 69.1. This is about average.

City:

69.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.47. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.47
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Belden-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6266% 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 167.6 miles away from Belden center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 201.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 231.7 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 150.7 miles away from Belden center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 177.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 198.8 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 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).
Belden topographic map

Heliports located in Belden:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Belden:

  • Butte College (about 33 miles; Oroville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,649)
  • California State University-Chico (about 37 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Yuba College (about 63 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Shasta College (about 71 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 83 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 84 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Sierra College (about 84 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Ebbe Stamp Mill (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Murphy Creek (A), Indian Creek (B), Chips Creek (C), Yellow Creek (D), Pauls Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Plumas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.7 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

23.1%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

15.4%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

100.0%
Whole state:

14.2%

For population 15 years and over in Belden:

Marital status in Belden, CA
  • Never married: 47.1%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Belden:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.8
California average:

16.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Belden, 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
This county:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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
Plumas County:

18.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Plumas County:

26.0%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
California:

17.9%

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 Belden:

  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KPAY (1290 AM; 5 kW; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Belden:

  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K216CF (91.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLVC (88.3 FM; MAGALIA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KZAP (96.7 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC.)
  • KHSL-FM (103.5 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCHO (91.7 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: UNIV. FOUNDATION/CA. ST. UNIV. CHICO)
  • KMXI (95.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFMF (93.9 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC)
  • KYIX (104.9 FM; SOUTH OROVILLE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRDG (105.3 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KHHZ (97.7 FM; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K258AQ (99.5 FM; YANKEE HILL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KLVB-FM (102.7 FM; RED BLUFF, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KHRD (103.1 FM; WEAVERVILLE, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Belden:

  • KCVU (Channel 30; PARADISE, CA; Owner: SAINTE PARTNERS II, L.P.)

Belden fatal accident list:

Jun 10, 2012 09:00 PM, Sr-70, Lat: 40.007067, Lon: -121.249764, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 29, 2007 10:40 AM, Sr-70, Lat: 40.007894, Lon: -121.233808, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 27.8mTotal length
  • $1,881,000Total costs
  • 4,315Total average daily traffic
  • 285Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,969Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • (Red Hill) Red Hill Lookout (Lat: 40.037083 Lon: -121.188556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 12.5 m, Overall height: 17.1 m, Call Sign: KNKN227
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, Certifier: Gregory M RomanoRegistrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Belden, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)


Belden compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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