Big Valley, California

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Population in July 2007: 1,599.
Males: 858  (53.7%)
Females: 741  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  39.4 years
California median age:  33.3 years
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,308 (it was $28,667 in 2000)
Big Valley:

$41,308
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,608 (it was $13,036 in 2000)

Big Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $188,892 (it was $105,100 in 2000)
Big Valley:

$188,892
CA:

$373,100
  • Races in Big Valley, CA (2000)

    Big Valley races chart
    • 1,25081.1%White alone
    • 17011.0%Hispanic
    • 442.9%American Indian alone
    • 372.4%Two or more races
    • 322.1%Black alone
    • 40.3%Asian alone
    • 50.3%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Big Valley: 99.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2160 feet

Land area: 964.2 square miles.

Population density: 1.7 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Valley, California map

For population 25 years and over in Big Valley:

  • High school or higher: 74.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Valley CCD:

  • Never married: 16.8%
  • Now married: 69.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Big Valley CCD:  0.6% ($662)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Big Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redding, CA (71.9 miles , pop. 80,865).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (162.6 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (492.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Nubieber, CA (4.0 miles) , Bieber, CA (4.1 miles ), McArthur, CA (4.6 miles ), Spaulding, CA (4.6 miles) , Fall River Mills, CA (4.6 miles ), Adin, CA (4.7 miles ), Lookout, CA (4.8 miles) , Hat Creek, CA (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 40.89 N, Longitude: 121.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

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

8.7%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (39%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Rail transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Big Valley, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Big Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 521% 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 224.8 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 188.6 miles away from Big Valley center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 235.5 miles away from the city 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 162.1 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 169.8 miles away from Big Valley center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 225.3 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 Lassen County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

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

  • Shasta College (about 69 miles; Redding, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,645)
  • California State University-Chico (about 91 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Butte College (about 91 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (about 103 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 113 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 114 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 124 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,650)

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Notable locations in Big Valley: Kramer Ranch (A), P Gerig Ranch (B), Camp Harvey (C), The Round Barn (D), Blacks Mountain Experimental Station (E), Twin Bridges (F), Puls Camp (G), Niles Cabin (H), Mountain Home (I), Klett Homestead (J), Bieber Station (K), Ditch Camp (L), Pit River (M), Johnson Camp (N), Intermountain Conservation Camp (O), Hencratt Camp (P), Burgess Cabin (Q), Burton Ranch (R), Butte Camp (S), Camp Stanford (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Big Valley: Grace Bible Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Mountain View Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Gordon Lake (A), Juniper Lake (B), Little Jacks Lake (C), Coyote Hole (D), Ebey Lake (E), Van Sickle Lake (F), Cow Lake (G), Dry Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Juniper Creek (A), Taylor Creek (B), Horse Creek (C), West Fork Willow Creek (D), Wagontire Creek (E), Indian Creek (F), Egg Lake Slough (G), Davis Creek (H), Cedar Run Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Big Valley include: Ash Creek State Wildlife Area (1), Clara Bieber Memorial Park (2), Hayden Hill-Silva Flat State Game Refuge (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lassen 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:  2.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.3%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.2%
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: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

22.9%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.6%
Whole state:

6.3%
81 people in state prisons in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
89 people in state prisons in 2000

Big Valley compared to California 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 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
California average:

16.1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big Valley CCD (based on Lassen County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,3893
Evangelical Protestant3,08230
Other1,3606
Mainline Protestant3232
None26,741-
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: 10
Lassen County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lassen County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Lassen County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lassen County:

24.9%
California:

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

12.9%
State:

17.9%

6.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,540 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
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 Butte County, CA  0.46% ($26,000 average AGI)
from Washoe County, NV  0.45% ($35,595)
from Shasta County, CA  0.44% ($36,417)


8.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
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 Washoe County, NV  1.12% ($48,516 average AGI)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.50% ($46,095)
to Shasta County, CA  0.49% ($36,780)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Valley:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCFJ (570 AM; 5 kW; ALTURAS, CA; Owner: EDI MEDIA, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNRO (1670 AM; 10 kW; REDDING, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTMT (580 AM; 10 kW; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Valley:

  • K216CM (91.1 FM; BIEBER, CA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION)
  • K278AB (103.5 FM; ALTURAS, CA; Owner: THE UNIV FOUND, CA STATE UNIV, CHICO)
  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • 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)
  • KRDG (105.3 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KIBC (90.5 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: BURNEY EDUC. BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNSQ (88.1 FM; MOUNT SHASTA, CA; Owner: STATE OF ORE./STATE BD. OF HGR. ED.)
  • KJDX (93.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKRO (91.5 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

Big Valley on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Utilities"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
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