Bombay Beach, California

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Population in 2010: 295. Population change since 2000: -19.4%
Males: 159  (54.0%)
Females: 136  (46.0%)
Median resident age:  58.5 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 92257.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $17,502 (it was $17,708 in 2000)
Bombay Beach:

$17,502
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,505 (it was $10,535 in 2000)

Bombay Beach CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $29,113 (it was $32,800 in 2000)
Bombay Beach:

$29,113
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $127,785; Detached houses: $427,222; Mobile homes: $75,456
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Bombay Beach races chart
  • White alone - 196 (66.4%)
  • Hispanic - 59 (20.0%)
  • Black alone - 36 (12.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)

Races in Bombay Beach detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bombay Beach: 91.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (32.8%), German (4.0%), English (3.2%), French Canadian (3.2%), Swedish (3.2%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: -225 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 293 people per square mile   (very low).

Bombay Beach,CA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Bombay Beach:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bombay Beach CDP:

  • Never married: 45.3%
  • Now married: 8.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.7%
  • Divorced: 32.6%

8 residents are foreign born

This place:  2.1%
California:  27.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $702 (2.1%)

Bombay Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coachella Valley, CA (32.2 miles , pop. 118,932).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Diego, CA (91.2 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Salton City, CA (3.7 miles ), Niland, CA (3.8 miles ), West Imperial, CA (3.9 miles ), Salton Sea Beach, CA (4.1 miles ), Desert Shores, CA (4.3 miles ), Calipatria, CA (4.5 miles ), Westmorland, CA (4.8 miles ), Oasis, CA (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 33.35 N, Longitude: 115.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Bombay Beach household income distribution Bombay Beach home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

23.7%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (100%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (69%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (41%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (34%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (39%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (20%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)

Work and jobs in Bombay Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bombay Beach, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bombay Beach-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 643% 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 73.8 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 9.2 miles away from Bombay Beach center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
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 90.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from the city center
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 37.5 miles away from Bombay Beach center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Imperial County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Earthquake: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bombay Beach topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bombay Beach:

  • Imperial Valley College (about 39 miles; Imperial, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,313)
  • College of the Desert (about 47 miles; Palm Desert, CA; FT enrollment: 5,686)
  • Mt San Jacinto Community College District (about 79 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 8,426)
  • Cuyamaca College (about 82 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 4,270)
  • Grossmont College (about 83 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 10,461)
  • California State University-San Marcos (about 85 miles; San Marcos, CA; FT enrollment: 8,070)
  • Arizona Western College (about 85 miles; Yuma, AZ; FT enrollment: 5,454)

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Notable locations in Bombay Beach: Bombay Beach Campground (A), Niland Fire District Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Imperial County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.7. This is about average.

City:

80.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 37.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.7
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 55.9%
(64.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.7 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  38.9%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.6%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Bombay Beach compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bombay Beach travel time to work - commute Bombay Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • No fuel used (13%)
  • Other fuel (12%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bombay Beach CDP (based on Imperial County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.56%
Here: 62.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents82.5%3.6%3.4%1.8%1.2%
Congregations16.3%9.6%13.5%3.8%4.8%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents1.1%1.0%0.7%0.7%4.0%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%2.9%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: 40
Imperial County:

2.49 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Imperial County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

4.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Imperial County:

25.4%
California:

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

16.6%
State:

17.9%

3.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($230 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Diego County, CA  0.71% ($37,372 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.70% ($27,872)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.40% ($25,974)


4.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,289 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
California average:

5.12%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($664 average AGI)
Imperial County:

0.09%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Diego County, CA  0.90% ($41,430 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  0.66% ($30,814)
to Yuma County, AZ  0.36% ($26,502)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bombay Beach:

  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KNWZ (970 AM; 5 kW; COACHELLA, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNWQ (1140 AM; 10 kW; PALM SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KPRZ (1210 AM; 20 kW; SAN MARCOS, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bombay Beach:

  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KRCK-FM (97.7 FM; MECCA, CA; Owner: PLAYA DEL SOL BROADCASTERS)
  • KSEH (94.5 FM; BRAWLEY, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSSB (100.9 FM; CALIPATRIA, CA; Owner: PHILLIP J. PLANK)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • BOMBAY BEACH, Water Reclamation Plant (Lat: 33.364972 Lon: -115.729861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 29 m, Call Sign: WQET929
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.343 MHz, 952.343 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/13/2006, Expiration Date: 04/13/2016, Certifier: Javier Mata
    Registrant: Coachella Valley Water District, 85995 Avenue 52, Coachella, CA 92236, Phone: (760) 398-2661, Fax: (760) 398-3190, Email:
  • Bombay Beach, Lat: 33.353028 Lon: -115.733167, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQJE591
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 08/12/2018, Certifier: Jeremy E Bals
    Registrant: Usa Communications, 920 E 56th St Ste B, Kearney, NE 68847, Phone: (308) 698-1410, Fax: (308) 698-1449, Email:
  • BOMBAY BEACH, 242 Rolling Acres Road (Lat: 33.353167 Lon: -115.733139), Type: Pole, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQPX352
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2012, Expiration Date: 09/07/2022, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

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  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
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  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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