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Population in 2010: 1,756. Population change since 2000: +30.1%
Males: 914  (52.1%)
Females: 842  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  45.5 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 93513.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,864 (it was $37,115 in 2000)
Big Pine:

$47,864
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,021 (it was $20,109 in 2000)

Big Pine CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $228,911 (it was $128,500 in 2000)
Big Pine:

$228,911
CA:

$373,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $955.

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  • Races in Big Pine, CA (2010)

    Big Pine races chart
    • 1,10663.0%White alone
    • 41223.5%American Indian alone
    • 18210.4%Hispanic
    • 392.2%Two or more races
    • 130.7%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 10.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Big Pine detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Big Pine: 95.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.4%), Irish (9.7%), English (9.4%), French (7.1%), Italian (4.1%), United States (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3985 feet

Land area: 2.43 square miles.

Population density: 724 people per square mile   (low).

Big Pine,CA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Big Pine:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Pine CDP:

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

92 residents are foreign born

This place:

5.6%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,015 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $686 (0.4%)

Big Pine satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Visalia, CA (80.8 miles , pop. 91,565).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fresno, CA (86.8 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (213.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Wilkerson, CA (3.0 miles ), Bishop, CA (3.9 miles ), West Bishop, CA (4.0 miles ), Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek, CA (4.1 miles ), Mesa, CA (4.7 miles ), Chalfant, CA (4.8 miles ), Round Valley, CA (4.9 miles ), Independence, CA (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 37.17 N, Longitude: 118.30 W

Area code: 760

Big Pine household income distribution Big Pine home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Big Pine: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Big Pine, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Big Pine-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 842% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 154.9 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from Big Pine center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 264.2 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 228.8 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 234.6 miles away from Big Pine center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 218.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Inyo County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Big Pine:

  • PIONEER HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; BISHOP, CA)
  • NORTHERN INYO HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; BISHOP, CA)
  • BISHOP CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BISHOP, CA)

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

  • Reedley College (about 76 miles; Reedley, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,144)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 82 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 6,982)
  • Institute of Technology Inc (about 83 miles; Clovis, CA; FT enrollment: 2,483)
  • San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (about 84 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 84 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 18,993)
  • Fresno Pacific University (about 85 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 3,083)
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 86 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,109)

Public high schools in Big Pine:

Public elementary/middle school in Big Pine:

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Notable locations in Big Pine: Baker Creek Recreation Site (A), Big Pine Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Big Pine: Big Pine Community United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Parks in Big Pine include: Mendenhall Park (1), Big Pine Triangle County Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Big Pine Bristlecone Motel (101 North Main Street), Big Pine Motel (370 South Main), Big Pine Resort Cottages (505 South Main), Bristlecone Motel (101 North Main).

Inyo 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 86.9. This is about average.

City:

86.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Pine and their reported violations in the past:

ONION VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Pine that have no violations reported:

  • BIG PINE CSD (Population served: 1,350, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • GLACIER LODGE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.2%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.5% for American Indian residents, 44.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.1%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.3%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
44 people in nursing homes in 2000

Big Pine, California environmental map by EPA

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Big Pine 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
California average:

15.4

Big Pine travel time to work - commute Big Pine mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Big Pine CDP (based on Inyo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,8275
Evangelical Protestant1,49423
Mainline Protestant8455
Other6294
Black Protestant1781
None10,573-
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: 6
Inyo County:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Inyo County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Inyo County:

9.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

16.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Inyo County:

23.1%
California:

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

13.9%
State:

17.9%

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,159 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
California average:

5.03%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mono County, CA  0.78% ($46,623 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.70% ($54,167)
from Kern County, CA  0.34% ($43,565)


7.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
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 Los Angeles County, CA  0.60% ($45,293 average AGI)
to Mono County, CA  0.47% ($40,844)
to Kern County, CA  0.35% ($47,542)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Pine:

  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KBOV (1230 AM; 1 kW; BISHOP, CA; Owner: GREAT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KOOR (790 AM; 10 kW; CLOVIS, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Pine:

  • KDAY (92.5 FM; INDEPENDENCE, CA; Owner: MS. BENETT KESSLER)
  • K205ET (88.9 FM; BIG PINE, ETC., CA; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KRHV (93.3 FM; BIG PINE, CA; Owner: DAVID A. AND MARYANN M. DIGERNESS)
  • K208BS (89.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CASTERS, INC)
  • KWTW (88.5 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: LIVING PROOF, INC.)
  • KIBS (100.7 FM; BISHOP, CA; Owner: GREAT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMMT (106.5 FM; MAMMOTH LAKES, CA; Owner: MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN FM ASSOCIATES,INC.)
  • KDUV (88.9 FM; VISALIA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTNG, INC.)
  • KJUG-FM (106.7 FM; TULARE, CA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220EY (91.9 FM; PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUFW (90.5 FM; WOODLAKE, CA; Owner: NATIONAL FARM WORKERS SERVICE CENTER)
  • K203CM (88.5 FM; SANGER, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 13,500Total average daily traffic
  • 1,890Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,675Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 3/4 Mi Sw (Lat: 37.154944 Lon: -118.301500), Call Sign: WNNG467, Licensee ID: L00016154
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.237 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2003, Expiration Date: 01/09/2014
    Registrant: Big Pine Community Services District, Big Pine, CA 93513, Phone: (619) 938-2660
  • POVERTYHILLSDOT, Poverty Hills Radio Site 11 Km S (Lat: 37.057111 Lon: -118.240667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPTL671
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.280 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2011, Expiration Date: 10/26/2021, Certifier: Glen S Nash
    Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9233, Email:
  • Well Site (Lat: 37.155833 Lon: -118.293972), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQJE775
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.062 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/13/2008, Expiration Date: 08/13/2018, Certifier: Tara Hess-Mcgeowan
    Registrant: Care Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (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)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Big Pine)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-33 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 73 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 2498W , Serial Number: 46, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 10/05/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Richard J Ludwig, Po Box 483, Big Pine, CA 93513
  • 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: 30865 , Serial Number: 283619, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/1966
    Registrant (Partnership): Arnie D Peterson, 139 Elmcrest Dr, Big Pine, CA 93513, Other Owners: Paul E Baldwin
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3697S , Serial Number: 17250897, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 11/27/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Michael Rossi, Po Box 460, Big Pine, CA 93513
  • Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AMERICAN CORP AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 4551Y , Serial Number: AA5B1195, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Eileen Burger, Po Box 448, Big Pine, CA 93513
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-6-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5652C , Serial Number: 7403C, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 03/01/1982
    Registrant (Co-Owned): George B Derrick, 116 Terrace Dr, Big Pine, CA 93513, Other Owners: Nancy L Smith
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8906S , Serial Number: 15062206, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 10/15/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Wally Mayfield, 120 Elmcrest Dr, Big Pine, CA 93513

Most common first names in Big Pine, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1878.4 years
Charles1777.2 years
Mary1683.6 years
William1479.1 years
James1373.4 years
Robert1271.8 years
Arthur1276.8 years
Edward1172.0 years
Dorothy1181.8 years
Joseph977.3 years
Most common last names in Big Pine, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1178.4 years
Johnson779.0 years
Dixon663.3 years
Davis681.2 years
Thomas675.5 years
Stewart682.8 years
Steward689.8 years
Clark573.2 years
Spratt559.4 years
Rossi578.0 years

Big Pine on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secondary school teachers"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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