Blairsden, California

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Population in 2010: 39. Population change since 2000: -22.0%
Males: 13  (35.3%)
Females: 26  (64.7%)
Median resident age:  62.0 years
California median age:  36.4 years

Zip code: 96103

Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,902 (it was $33,393 in 2000)
Blairsden:

$48,902
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $40,659 (it was $15,004 in 2000)
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    • 3794.9%White alone
    • 25.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blairsden: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Blairsden, CA City Guides:

Ancestries: English (38.2%), American (23.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 4380 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 72 people per square mile   (very low).

Blairsden, California map

For population 25 years and over in Blairsden:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blairsden CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 70.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 29.2%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Blairsden, California as of December 12, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Blairsden to the number of sex offenders is 17 to 1.


Blairsden satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reno, NV (45.7 miles , pop. 180,480).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (96.1 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (412.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Graeagle, CA (1.0 miles ), Mohawk Vista, CA (1.4 miles) , Plumas Eureka, CA (1.4 miles ), C-Road, CA (1.5 miles) , Clio, CA (1.8 miles) , Valley Ranch, CA (1.9 miles) , Johnsville, CA (2.0 miles) , Whitehawk, CA (2.3 miles) .

Latitude: 39.78 N, Longitude: 120.62 W

Area code: 530

Blairsden household income distribution Blairsden home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (38%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (33%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Blairsden, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Blairsden-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 710% 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 177.7 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 172.2 miles away from Blairsden center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 161.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 268.3 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 186.9 miles away from Blairsden center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 145.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plumas County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blairsden topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blairsden:

  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 46 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 46 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Butte College (about 56 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Western Nevada College (about 61 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • California State University-Chico (about 66 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Yuba College (about 67 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 76 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)

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

Plumas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 62.7. This is about average.

City:

62.7
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 29.4%
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  50.0%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.5%
Whole state:  7.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
California average:

15.3

Blairsden travel time to work - commute Blairsden mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blairsden CDP (based on Plumas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,66723
Catholic1,2164
Mainline Protestant8468
Other7646
None15,514-
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: 12
Plumas County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Plumas County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Plumas County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Here:

18.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Plumas County:

26.0%
California:

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

13.9%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.0%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.5%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Blairsden:

28.8
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.2%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.5%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.9%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

58.2%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.2%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Blairsden, CA Residents

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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  0.59% ($30,372 average AGI)
from Washoe County, NV  0.59% ($35,372)
from Placer County, CA  0.26% ($54,368)


6.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
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  0.93% ($40,681 average AGI)
to Butte County, CA  0.89% ($25,197)
to Lassen County, CA  0.35% ($34,731)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blairsden:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blairsden:

  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • K285EQ (104.9 FM; VERDI, NV; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNHK (92.9 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHXR (94.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBUL-FM (98.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 2,025Total average daily traffic
  • 324Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 120 Lundy Ln (Lat: 39.787389 Lon: -120.648278), Call Sign: KNHF285, Licensee ID: L00051524
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHzGrant Date: 06/03/1998, Expiration Date: 08/19/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/19/2003Registrant: Plumas Eureka Fire Protection District, 200 Lundy Ln, Blairsden, CA 96103
  • MP 312.6, Mp 312.6, 2.2 Mi Se Of (Lat: 39.752972 Lon: -120.591694), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WNDL759
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.515 MHz, 160.875 MHzGrant Date: 09/24/2015, Expiration Date: 10/12/2025, Certifier: W G HowardRegistrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St., Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • BLAIRSDEN, 4.6 Mi Sw Blairsden (Lat: 39.780917 Lon: -120.618417), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPTV271
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHzGrant Date: 12/06/2011, Expiration Date: 12/20/2021, Certifier: Herbert R ParkerRegistrant: At&t, 8089 South Avenue, Boardman, OH 44512, Phone: (724) 651-6312, Email:
  • Mohawk Vista, Lat: 39.773639 Lon: -120.600972, Type: Upole, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQJY260
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/11/2009, Expiration Date: 02/11/2019, Certifier: Charles A BridgemanRegistrant: Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications, 73233 State Route 70, Portola, CA 96122, Phone: (530) 258-7014, Email:
  • Mohawk Cemetery, Lat: 39.777472 Lon: -120.638583, Type: Upole, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQJY260
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/11/2009, Expiration Date: 02/11/2019, Certifier: Charles A BridgemanRegistrant: Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications, 73233 State Route 70, Portola, CA 96122, Phone: (530) 258-7014, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA6QAY, Licensee ID: L00210872, Grant Date: 03/23/2006, Expiration Date: 06/03/2016, Certifier: David C Head, Registrant: David C Head, Blairsden, CA 96103
  • Call Sign: N0XKH, Licensee ID: L00668943, Grant Date: 04/26/2013, Expiration Date: 06/08/2023, Certifier: William P Richey, Registrant: William P Richey, Blairsden, CA 96103-0525

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blairsden and their reported violations in the past:

BLAIRSDEN WATER USERS ASSOC. (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from FEB-27-2007 to FEB-27-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-20-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-10-2009 to OCT-15-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-10-2009 to OCT-15-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-12-2009 to SEP-10-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2009)
  • 5 other older health violations
FEATHER RIVER INN (Population served: 150, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-01-2002. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2002)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-01-2002. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2002)
GRAY EAGLE LODGE (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-17-2010 to SEP-28-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-18-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-17-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-18-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform

Drinking water stations with addresses in Blairsden that have no violations reported:

  • LITTLE BEAR R.V. PARK (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (73%)
  • Electricity (24%)

Businesses in Blairsden, CA

  • Ace Hardware: 1

Blairsden compared to California 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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