Big Bend, California

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Population in 2010: 102.
Population change since 2000: -31.5%
Males: 64  (62.9%)
Females: 38  (37.1%)
Median resident age:

43.5 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip code: 96011

Estimated median household income in 2019: $25,967 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Big Bend:

$25,967
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,163 (it was $16,183 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $133,680 (it was $168,800 in 2000)
Big Bend:

$133,680
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $281,041; detached houses: $424,592; mobile homes: $126,412

Median gross rent in 2019: $685.

March 2019 cost of living index in Big Bend: 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 40.5%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 87.5% for American Indian residents, 75.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Big Bend, CA (2019)
    • 8967.4%White alone
    • 2518.9%American Indian alone
    • 86.1%Two or more races
    • 64.5%Hispanic
    • 32.3%Black alone



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Big Bend, California as of September 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Big Bend is 28 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (22.2%), Italian (9.7%), American (6.9%), Danish (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1701 feet

Land area: 5.72 square miles.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Bend, California map

3 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe).

This place:

2.0%
California:

26.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $241 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,068 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redding, CA (39.1 miles , pop. 80,865).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (172.0 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (517.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Montgomery Creek, CA (3.5 miles),
Round Mountain, CA (3.9 miles),
Burney, CA (4.0 miles ),
East Shasta, CA (4.3 miles ),
Cassel, CA (4.5 miles ),
McCloud, CA (4.5 miles ),
Central Shasta, CA (4.7 miles ),
Sacramento Canyon, CA (4.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.02 N, Longitude: 121.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Distribution of median household income in Big Bend, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Big Bend, CA in 2019

Big Bend satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
California:

7.9%
Most common industries in Big Bend, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (28.9%)
  • Construction (22.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.6%)
  • Wood products (6.7%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (34.5%)
  • Health care (20.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.3%)
  • Wood products (10.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (10.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (43.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (25.0%)
  • Educational services (18.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (12.5%)
  • Beverage & tobacco products (0.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (0.0%)
  • Apparel (0.0%)
Most common occupations in Big Bend, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Registered nurses (8.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (10.3%)
  • Construction laborers (10.3%)
  • Woodworkers (10.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (25.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (25.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (18.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (18.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (0.0%)
  • Financial managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Big Bend, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Big Bend-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 4774% 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 216.8 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 191.9 miles away from Big Bend 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 122.4 miles away from the city 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 124.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 233.7 miles away from Big Bend center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 182.7 miles away from Big Bend 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 Shasta County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Fires: 12, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big Bend topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Bend:

  • Shasta College (about 35 miles; Redding, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,645)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (about 86 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • California State University-Chico (about 90 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 91 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Butte College (about 96 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Humboldt State University (about 114 miles; Arcata, CA; FT enrollment: 7,353)
  • College of the Redwoods (about 122 miles; Eureka, CA; FT enrollment: 4,410)

Public elementary/middle school in Big Bend:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Big Bend: Deer Ranch (A), Big Bend Hot Springs (B), Big Bend US Forest Service Station (C), Big Bend Volunteer Fire Company 70 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Nelson Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shasta County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.8 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

39.7%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.9%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Big Bend:

Marital status in Big Bend, CA
  • Never married: 51.4%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 0.9%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Big Bend:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big Bend, CA (based on Shasta County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant28,805109
Catholic8,6298
Other7,27729
Mainline Protestant2,83012
Orthodox1915
Black Protestant1201
None129,371-
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: 42
This county:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Shasta County:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Shasta County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Shasta County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
Shasta County:

6.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.3%
California:

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

15.4%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Big Bend:

56.6%
California:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Big Bend:

55.8%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Big Bend:

28.1
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.6%
California:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Big Bend:

6.0%
California:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.9%
State:

31.5%

General health condition:
This city:

58.9%
California:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Big Bend:

78.3%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Bend, CA Residents

5.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
California average:

5.03%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($173 average AGI)
Shasta County:

0.04%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Tehama County, CA  0.59% ($47,389 average AGI)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.25% ($44,280)
from Butte County, CA  0.21% ($43,933)


5.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
California average:

5.21%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($160 average AGI)
Shasta County:

0.04%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tehama County, CA  0.52% ($41,727 average AGI)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.30% ($44,860)
to Butte County, CA  0.23% ($41,811)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Bend:

  • KNRO (1670 AM; 10 kW; REDDING, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KVIP (540 AM; 3 kW; REDDING, CA; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTMT (580 AM; 10 kW; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KMJC (620 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT SHASTA, CA; Owner: JPR FOUNDATION INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KAPL (1300 AM; 20 kW; PHOENIX, OR; Owner: APPLEGATE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCFJ (570 AM; 5 kW; ALTURAS, CA; Owner: EDI MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Bend:

  • KNCA (89.7 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER ED.)
  • KRRX (106.1 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • K220EB (91.9 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION)
  • KIBC (90.5 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: BURNEY EDUC. BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KNSQ (88.1 FM; MOUNT SHASTA, CA; Owner: STATE OF ORE./STATE BD. OF HGR. ED.)
  • KKRO (91.5 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNTK (102.3 FM; WEED, CA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHRD (103.1 FM; WEAVERVILLE, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KNCQ (97.3 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF REDDING, LLC)
  • KRDG (105.3 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • K225AJ (92.9 FM; BURNEY/REDDING, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMJC-FM (107.9 FM; MT. SHASTA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K235AG (94.9 FM; DORRIS, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KKRB (106.9 FM; KLAMATH FALLS, OR; Owner: WYNNE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K216CM (91.1 FM; BIEBER, CA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION)
  • KVIP-FM (98.1 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KEWB (94.7 FM; ANDERSON, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF REDDING, LLC)
  • K207BU (89.3 FM; YREKA, CA; Owner: SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY)
  • KNYR (91.3 FM; YREKA, CA; Owner: STATE OF OREGON/STATE BD/OREGON STAT)
  • KSYC-FM (103.9 FM; YREKA, CA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS BROACASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Bend:

  • K04EZ (Channel 4; BIG BEND, ETC., CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K06ET (Channel 6; BIG BEND, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • K13MJ (Channel 13; BIG BEND, ETC., CA; Owner: INDIAN SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.9mTotal length
  • $563,000Total costs
  • 504Total average daily traffic
  • 21Total average daily truck traffic
  • 872Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • BIGBENDCDFFS, 25017 Big Bend Road (Lat: 41.014500 Lon: -121.905194), Type: Building, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPBE312,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.330 MHz, Grant Date: 08/30/2012, Expiration Date: 11/25/2022, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • PIT 4 PH, Pit 4 Ph On Pit River Rd 9 Mi N Of (Lat: 40.985972 Lon: -121.849139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 22.9 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WNTA972,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6700.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2010, Expiration Date: 02/15/2020, Cancellation Date: 08/31/2015, Certifier: Roger Gray, Registrant: Pacific Gas And Electric Company, 487 West Shaw Ave. Bldg B, Fresno, CA 93704, Phone: (559) 263-7479, Fax: (559) 263-5899, Email:
  • Pit #4 Powerhouse, Pit #4 Powerhouse, Hagen Flat Rd. Off Big Bend Rd. (Lat: 40.985972 Lon: -121.849139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 22.9 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQEN887,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6620.62 MHz, Grant Date: 01/23/2016, Expiration Date: 03/14/2026, 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:
  • Pit #3 Powerhouse, Pit #3 Powerhouse, Forest Rte 37n063 Off Clark Creek Rd (Lat: 40.997639 Lon: -121.747750), Type: Building, Structure height: 23.5 m, Call Sign: KEU38,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 05/30/2018, Expiration Date: 05/06/2028, 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:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$138,470
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0126.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big Bend, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big Bend, CA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Bend, CA
  • 86.5%Wood
  • 5.4%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Bend, CA
  • 45.5%Wood
  • 36.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.2%Electricity


Big Bend compared to California state average:

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