Big River, California

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Population in 2010: 1,327. Population change since 2000: +4.8%
Males: 646  (48.7%)
Females: 681  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  63.7 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 92242.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,608 (it was $23,488 in 2000)
Big River:

$23,608
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,767 (it was $13,862 in 2000)

Big River CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,306 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Big River:

$87,306
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $256,398; Detached houses: $274,924; Townhouses or other attached units: $228,898; In 2-unit structures: $269,689; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,619; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $228,373; Mobile homes: $45,870; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $78,058

Median gross rent in 2013: $579.

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  • Races in Big River, CA (2010)

    Big River races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Big River: 103.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.6%), Irish (11.4%), English (9.4%), United States (5.1%), Italian (3.8%), Polish (3.8%).

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,CA real estate house value index trend

Big River, California map

For population 25 years and over in Big River:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big River CDP:

  • Never married: 11.3%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 23.0%

110 residents are foreign born (4.0% North America, 2.8% Europe, 2.8% Latin America, 1.1% Asia).

This place:

9.7%
California:

26.9%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Big River, California as of February 06, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Big River to the number of sex offenders is 442 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $867 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $734 (0.9%)

Big River satellite photo by USGS

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

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

8.4%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (24%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

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 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 10/16/1999 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 Big River center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from the city 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 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 San Bernardino County (42) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 21, 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.3%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.5% for two or more races residents)
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

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
California average:

15.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 114
San Bernardino County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Bernardino County:

27.1%
California:

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

16.2%
State:

17.9%

6.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
California average:

5.03%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($439 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.08%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  2.60% ($38,459 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  1.28% ($35,688)
from Orange County, CA  0.43% ($42,770)


6.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,070 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
California average:

5.12%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($451 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.09%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.77% ($34,625 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  1.53% ($40,820)
to Orange County, CA  0.49% ($44,337)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 42m138ftTotal length
  • 6,300Total average daily traffic
  • 1,323Total average daily truck 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5710F , Serial Number: 28-25020, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Po Box 2759, Big River, CA 92242
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35-C33 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 884H , Serial Number: CD-1077, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 02/14/1967
    Registrant (Corporation): Creative Equipment LLC, Po Box 3105, 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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