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Median resident age:  39.4 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,941 (it was $28,667 in 2000)
Big Valley:

$38,941
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,889

Big Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $172,379 (it was $105,100 in 2000)
Big Valley:

$172,379
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $334,470; Detached houses: $402,538; Townhouses or other attached units: $101,597; Mobile homes: $180,155

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Big Valley races chart
  • White alone - 1,250 (81.1%)
  • Hispanic - 170 (11.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 44 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 37 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 32 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Valley: 203.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2160 feet




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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 July 2013:
Here:

10.4%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Earthquake activity:

Big Valley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/1/1975 at 20:20:12, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.7 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/26/1998 at 19:49:53, a magnitude 5.4 (5.0 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 14.5 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from Big Valley center
On 8/10/2001 at 20:19:26, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.1 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/1993 at 21:48:35, a magnitude 5.1 (4.8 MB, 4.8 ML, 5.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/20/2000 at 23:39:14, a magnitude 4.7 (4.3 MB, 4.7 ML, 4.4 MW, Depth: 12.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.0 miles away from Big Valley center
On 11/5/1997 at 17:49:28, a magnitude 4.8 (4.4 MB, 4.8 ML, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.3 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: 7, Landslides: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 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: 4,214)
  • California State University-Chico (about 91 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 15,160)
  • Butte College (about 91 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 6,150)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (about 102 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 113 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 3,833)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 115 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 12,110)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 124 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,571)

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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%

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

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.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



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

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 15.89%
Here15.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church
Adherents30.8%18.2%17.0%6.4%4.3%
Congregations9.4%12.5%12.5%12.5%3.1%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)New Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.6%3.2%2.8%2.7%10.9%
Congregations3.1%3.1%3.1%3.1%37.5%
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: 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%

8.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
California average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Washoe County, NV  0.48% ($27,769 average AGI)
from Plumas County, CA  0.45% ($26,806)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.42% ($30,382)


9.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.23%
California average:

6.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Washoe County, NV  1.20% ($34,392 average AGI)
to Butte County, CA  0.54% ($26,773)
to Shasta County, CA  0.46% ($47,243)

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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