Caspar, California

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Population in 2010: 509.
Males: 281  (55.3%)
Females: 228  (44.7%)
Median resident age:

53.8 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 95420, 95460.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,744
Caspar:

$51,744
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,284

Caspar CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $431,000
Caspar:

$431,000
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $616,528; detached houses: $616,016

Median gross rent in 2019: $2,561.

March 2019 cost of living index in Caspar: 98.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.2%
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According to our research of California and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Caspar, California as of October 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Caspar is 848 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: French (23.1%), English (17.0%), Italian (9.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 160 feet

50 residents are foreign born (8.1% Europe).

This place:

8.3%
California:

26.8%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Rosa, CA (87.0 miles , pop. 147,595).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Contra Costa, CA (126.5 miles , pop. 236,008).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (473.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Mendocino, CA (2.0 miles ),
Fort Bragg, CA (2.3 miles ),
Little River, CA (2.6 miles),
Cleone, CA (3.0 miles ),
Albion, CA (3.2 miles),
Comptche, CA (3.7 miles),
Soda Springs, CA (4.6 miles),
Brooktrails, CA (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 39.36 N, Longitude: 123.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 707

Distribution of median household income in Caspar, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Caspar, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
California:

7.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.6. This is about average.

City:

76.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.400. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.400
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 7.99. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.99
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 18.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.0
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Caspar-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 5734% 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 104.1 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 130.5 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 69.5 miles away from Caspar center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 111.6 miles away from the city center
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 123.5 miles away from Caspar center
On 9/1/1994 at 15:15:53, a magnitude 7.1 (6.6 MB, 7.0 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 125.7 miles away from Caspar 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 Mendocino County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 8, Landslides: 6, Mudslides: 5, Fires: 4, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Caspar:

  • MENDOCINO COAST DISTRICT HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; FORT BRAGG, CA)
  • FORT BRAGG DIALYSIS DCI (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; FORT BRAGG, CA)
  • SHERWOOD OAKS HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; FORT BRAGG, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Caspar:

  • Mendocino College (about 34 miles; Ukiah, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,263)
  • Santa Rosa Junior College (about 87 miles; Santa Rosa, CA; FT enrollment: 13,047)
  • Sonoma State University (about 94 miles; Rohnert Park, CA; FT enrollment: 7,796)
  • College of the Redwoods (about 95 miles; Eureka, CA; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Humboldt State University (about 106 miles; Arcata, CA; FT enrollment: 7,353)
  • California State University-Chico (about 108 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Napa Valley College (about 113 miles; Napa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,780)

Points of interest:

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Church in Caspar: Four Square Light House Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Mendocino 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:

2.0 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

52.0%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

13.1%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Caspar:

Marital status in Caspar, CA
  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 75.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Caspar:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.5%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Caspar, CA (based on Mendocino County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,08111
Other6,01429
Evangelical Protestant4,91254
Mainline Protestant2,73025
Orthodox--
None59,104-
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: 51
This county:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Mendocino County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Here:

4.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 119
Mendocino County:

13.84 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mendocino County:

20.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mendocino County:

19.5%
California:

17.9%

5.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($59,452 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sonoma County, CA  0.80% ($59,313 average AGI)
from Lake County, CA  0.34% ($35,083)
from Alameda County, CA  0.26% ($85,049)


5.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,633 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sonoma County, CA  0.76% ($55,889 average AGI)
to Lake County, CA  0.41% ($37,985)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.22% ($37,817)

Strongest AM radio stations in Caspar:

  • KPMO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MENDOCINO, CA; Owner: JPR FOUNDATION INC.)
  • KDAC (1230 AM; 1 kW; FORT BRAGG, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • KLLK (1250 AM; 5 kW; WILLITS, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Caspar:

  • KMKX (93.5 FM; WILLITS, CA; Owner: RADIO MILLENNIUM L L C)
  • KMFB (92.7 FM; MENDOCINO, CA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZT (95.3 FM; FT. BRAGG, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA RADIO PARTNERS)
  • KSAY (98.5 FM; FT. BRAGG, CA; Owner: AXELL BROADCASTING)
  • K209EU (89.7 FM; LAYTONVILLE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K265DB (100.9 FM; FORT BRAGG, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • KHKL (91.9 FM; LAYTONVILLE, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUKI-FM (103.3 FM; UKIAH, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • KZYZ (91.5 FM; WILLITS, CA; Owner: MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KZYX (90.7 FM; PHILO, CA; Owner: MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KSRT (107.1 FM; CLOVERDALE, CA; Owner: POINT BROADCASTING)
  • K264AH (100.7 FM; WILLITS, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KWNE (94.5 FM; UKIAH, CA; Owner: BROADCASTING CORP. OF MENDICINO CTY.)
  • KQPM (105.9 FM; UKIAH, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KHUM (104.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLVG (103.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMUD (91.1 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • K242AD (96.3 FM; BOONVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • K296ES (107.1 FM; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • K201HL (88.1 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Caspar:

  • K48BQ (Channel 48; FORT BRAGG, CA; Owner: JOSEPH M. PEREZ)

Caspar fatal accident list:

Oct 1, 2012 08:00 PM, Sr-1, Lat: 39.365369, Lon: -123.809931, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 13, 2011 11:56 AM, Sr-1, Lat: 39.368761, Lon: -123.812558, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.3mTotal length
  • $277,000Total costs
  • 20,330Total average daily traffic
  • 1,013Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,421Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Pt Cabrillo 1.2 Mi S (Lat: 39.346417 Lon: -123.813972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 26.8 m, Call Sign: KQU591,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 162.000 MHz, Grant Date: 07/20/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Cancellation Date: 04/19/2013, Registrant: At&t California, 2700 Watt Avenue, Room 3082, Sacramento, CA 95851-1038, Phone: (916) 972-2608, Fax: (916) 489-6305, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KI6URI, Licensee ID: L01451095, Grant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2020, Certifier: Mary K Desautels, Registrant: Mary K Desautels, 14975 Caspar Rd Box 44, Caspar, CA 95420
  • Call Sign: KM6SHU, Licensee ID: L02180365, Grant Date: 04/23/2018, Expiration Date: 04/23/2028, Certifier: Paula C Glessener, Registrant: Paula C Glessener, 15351 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420
  • Call Sign: KM6SHV, Licensee ID: L02180366, Grant Date: 04/23/2018, Expiration Date: 04/23/2028, Certifier: Wayne Brown, Registrant: Wayne Brown, 15351 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420
  • Call Sign: KM6TTP, Licensee ID: L02191518, Grant Date: 06/05/2018, Expiration Date: 06/05/2028, Certifier: Lisa Weg, Registrant: Lisa Weg, 44281 Johnson Park Rd #74, Caspar, CA 95420

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Caspar, CA
  • 59.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.6%Wood
  • 7.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Caspar, CA
  • 51.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.9%Wood
  • 21.3%Electricity


Caspar compared to California state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Caspar on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Austria (population 500+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Europe (population 500+)"
  • #18 (95460) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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