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Population in 2010: 1,327. Population change since 2000: +4.8%
Males: 633  (47.8%)
Females: 694  (52.2%)

Median resident age:  54.9 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 92242.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,950 (it was $23,488 in 2000)
Big River:

$26,950
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,199

Big River CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,564 (it was $60,900 in 2000)
Big River:

$73,564
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $104,437; Detached houses: $144,592; In 2-unit structures: $343,761; Mobile homes: $75,391

Median gross rent in 2012: $565.

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  • White alone - 1,055 (79.5%)
  • Hispanic - 160 (12.1%)
  • Two or more races - 52 (3.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 45 (3.4%)
  • Black alone - 13 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big River: 104.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.0%), Irish (13.7%), English (10.2%), Norwegian (4.4%), Italian (3.6%), United States (3.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 435 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Big River:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big River CDP:

  • Never married: 10.6%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

131 residents are foreign born (4.3% North America, 2.5% Europe).

This place:  10.9%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Big River, California as of October 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Big River to the number of sex offenders is 664 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $834 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $727 (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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.8%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Big River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 9/2/2005 at 01:27:19, a magnitude 5.2 (4.9 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from Big River center
On 8/31/2005 at 22:50:24, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MB, 4.6 MS, 4.8 MW, 4.5 ML, Depth: 1.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/31/2005 at 22:47:45, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/31/2005 at 23:32:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from Big River center
On 9/2/2005 at 01:27:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 98.3 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: 16, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Big River:

  • LA PAZ REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 5 miles away; PARKER, AZ)

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

  • Arizona Western College (about 103 miles; Yuma, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 2,672)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 112 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 4,082)
  • College of the Desert (about 120 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 3,751)
  • Estrella Mountain Community College (about 126 miles; Avondale, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc (about 129 miles; Avondale, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,088)
  • Midwestern University (about 130 miles; Glendale, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • Glendale Community College (about 132 miles; Glendale, AZ; FT enrollment: 7,126)

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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 2012: 11.8%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 67.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Big River, CA

Big River compared to California state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Big River travel time to work - commute


Big River mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.00%
Here42.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents62.1%7.2%5.1%3.6%2.7%
Congregations7.4%7.5%11.3%5.1%0.9%
NameMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents1.8%1.6%1.6%1.5%12.7%
Congregations0.8%3.8%7.8%0.8%54.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

7.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
California average:

5.75%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($485 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.12%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Los Angeles County, CA  3.43% ($39,463 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  1.22% ($38,294)
from Orange County, CA  0.68% ($46,220)


7.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,936 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
California average:

6.27%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($390 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.10%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Riverside County, CA  1.74% ($44,978 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.57% ($37,904)
to Orange County, CA  0.49% ($46,332)

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)


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

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Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


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