Big River, California

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Population in 2010: 1,327.
Population change since 2000: +4.8%
Males: 667  (50.3%)
Females: 660  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

57.2 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 92242.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,392 (it was $23,488 in 2000)
Big River:

$30,392
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,667 (it was $13,862 in 2000)

Big River CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,499 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Big River:

$91,499
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $157,409; detached houses: $225,934; mobile homes: $70,250

Median gross rent in 2017: $567.

March 2019 cost of living index in Big River: 71.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.3%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Big River, CA (2010)
    • 1,05579.5%White alone
    • 16012.1%Hispanic
    • 523.9%Two or more races
    • 453.4%American Indian alone
    • 131.0%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Big River, California as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Big River is 284 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (15.3%), American (8.1%), Irish (7.4%), English (5.0%), Italian (3.4%), Danish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 435 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles.

Population density: 122 people per square mile   (very low).

Big River, California map

63 residents are foreign born (4.9% Latin America, 1.1% Europe, 1.1% Asia).

This place:

6.0%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $912 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,008 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yuma, AZ (100.7 miles , pop. 77,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Glendale, AZ (130.4 miles , pop. 218,812).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (138.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Parker, AZ (2.2 miles ),
Bluewater, AZ (2.5 miles ),
Bluewater, CA (2.7 miles ),
Cienega Springs, AZ (3.0 miles ),
Poston, AZ (3.2 miles ),
Parker Strip, AZ (3.5 miles ),
Lake Havasu City, AZ (5.0 miles ),
Bouse, AZ (5.0 miles )

Latitude: 34.13 N, Longitude: 114.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

Distribution of median household income in Big River, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Big River, CA in 2017
Big River satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
California:

4.6%
Most common industries in Big River, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.8%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Truck transportation (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.2%)
  • Public administration (10.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.0%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
Most common occupations in Big River, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.4%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)

Average climate in Big River, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Big River-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 593% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 123.8 miles away from Big River 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 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 120.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from Big River center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 270.4 miles away from Big River center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 117.0 miles away from Big River 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 San Bernardino County (44) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 23, Floods: 18, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Big River topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Big River:

  • LA PAZ REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; PARKER, AZ)

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

  • Mohave Community College (about 81 miles; Kingman, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,309)
  • Arizona Western College (about 101 miles; Yuma, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,454)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 112 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 5,313)
  • Yavapai College (about 114 miles; Prescott, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,258)
  • College of the Desert (about 120 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 5,686)
  • Northcentral University (about 124 miles; Prescott Valley, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,927)
  • Estrella Mountain Community College (about 125 miles; Avondale, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,932)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: San Bernardino County Fire Department Station 17 - Big River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

San Bernardino 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:

2.1 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

58.3%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.3%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Big River:

Marital status in Big River, CA
  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 14.4%
  • Divorced: 21.2%

For population 25 years and over in Big River:

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big River, CA (based on San Bernardino County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic445,33455
Evangelical Protestant243,524832
Other80,047205
Mainline Protestant26,062135
Black Protestant14,96937
Orthodox3,86810
None1,221,406-
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: 301
San Bernardino County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
San Bernardino County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 114
This county:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 320
San Bernardino County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 940
Here:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

7.4%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.1%
California:

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

16.2%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Big River:

49.5%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.9%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Big River:

28.7
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.1%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.7%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Big River:

36.9%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Big River:

50.7%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

71.7%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big River, CA Residents

6.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
California average:

5.03%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($422 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.06%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  2.36% ($47,062 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  1.21% ($44,347)
from Orange County, CA  0.45% ($54,634)


6.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,360 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
California average:

5.21%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($442 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.06%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Riverside County, CA  1.44% ($51,234 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.41% ($44,592)
to Orange County, CA  0.44% ($65,610)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big River:

  • KLPZ (1380 AM; 3 kW; PARKER, AZ; Owner: KEITH DOUGLAS LEARN)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNTR (980 AM; 1 kW; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: STEVEN M. GREELEY)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big River:

  • KWFH (90.1 FM; PARKER, AZ; Owner: DESERT VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KRRK (101.1 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: SMOKE AND MIRRORS, LLC)
  • K263AI (100.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: DONALD F. HENDREN)
  • KZUL-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: MAD DOG WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KRCY-FM (96.7 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: RICK L. MURPHY)
  • KJJJ (102.3 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: STEVEN M. GREELEY)
  • K256AA (99.1 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • K264AB (100.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • K268AC (101.5 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAROL L. VINE DBA VINE COMMUNICATNS)
  • KFLG-FM (94.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: CAMERON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRRN (92.7 FM; DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K242AQ (96.3 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: DONALD F. HENDREN)
  • K224BV (92.7 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: RICHARD R. FULKERSON)
  • K280EH (103.9 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: JANE G. BREDER)
  • KGMN (100.1 FM; KINGMAN, AZ; Owner: NEW WEST BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KNLB (91.1 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • KRIT (93.9 FM; PARKER, AZ; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big River:

  • W64AN (Channel 64; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)

Big River fatal accident list:

Apr 5, 2008 87:99 PM, Bluff Rd, Lat: 34.115330, Lon: -114.413640, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 28, 2005 07:35 AM, Rio Vista Dr, Lat: 34.136800, Lon: -114.345070, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 21.9mTotal length
  • 4,500Total average daily traffic
  • 405Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,286Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KC6CXT, Grant Date: 12/15/1998, Expiration Date: 12/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2010, Registrant: Ray V Preston, 7389 Choco Tr, Big River, CA 92242
  • Call Sign: N6IPT, Grant Date: 05/02/1989, Expiration Date: 05/02/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2001, Registrant: Bonnie M Mayers, Big River, CA 92242
  • Call Sign: WB6VLE, Licensee ID: L00234213, Grant Date: 12/10/1998, Expiration Date: 12/10/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/11/2010, Registrant: Fred W Olson Jr, Big River, CA 92242
  • Call Sign: KJ6ELH, Licensee ID: L01537982, Grant Date: 12/23/2009, Expiration Date: 12/23/2019, Certifier: Stanley L Besemer, Registrant: Stanley L Besemer, Big River, CA 92242
  • Call Sign: KK6DHA, Licensee ID: L01776432, Grant Date: 03/26/2013, Expiration Date: 03/26/2023, Certifier: John J Umbarger, Registrant: John J Umbarger, Big River, CA 92242

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$00$00$01$105,0700$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$114,3203$186,0800$01$236,8602$53,950
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$170,8401$8,9901$64,2300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$23,3800$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9401.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$150,030
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9401.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big River, CA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big River, CA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big River, CA
  • 74.8%Electricity
  • 16.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Utility gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big River, CA
  • 83.5%Electricity
  • 11.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.6%No fuel used


Big River compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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