China Lake Acres, California

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Population in 2010: 1,876. Population change since 2000: +6.5%
Males: 859  (45.8%)
Females: 1,017  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  32.8 years
California median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 93527, 93555.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,317 (it was $35,375 in 2000)
China Lake Acres:

$38,317
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $32,304 (it was $17,146 in 2000)

China Lake Acres CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,727 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
China Lake Acres:

$88,727
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $481,952; Detached houses: $195,668; Mobile homes: $321,759

Median gross rent in 2016: $896.

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  • Races in China Lake Acres, CA (2010)

    China Lake Acres races chart
    • 1,48279.0%White alone
    • 26514.1%Hispanic
    • 593.1%Two or more races
    • 351.9%Black alone
    • 130.7%American Indian alone
    • 140.7%Asian alone
    • 70.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.05%Other race alone

Races in China Lake Acres detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in China Lake Acres: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (18.0%), German (6.7%), English (6.1%), Polish (1.5%), Australian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2427 feet

Land area: 5.55 square miles.

Population density: 338 people per square mile   (very low).

China Lake Acres,CA real estate house value index trend

China Lake Acres, California map

For population 25 years and over in China Lake Acres:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in China Lake Acres CDP:

  • Never married: 35.1%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

53 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.8% Oceania, 0.7% Latin America).

This place:

2.5%
California:

27.0%

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

China Lake Acres CDP:  1.7% ($682)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
China Lake Acres satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Kern, CA (34.3 miles , pop. 69,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (74.1 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (113.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Inyokern, CA (1.7 miles ), Ridgecrest, CA (2.3 miles ), Pearsonville, CA (3.7 miles) , Red Mountain-Trona, CA (4.2 miles ), Randsburg, CA (4.5 miles) , Johannesburg, CA (4.5 miles) , Searles Valley, CA (4.8 miles ), Trona, CA (4.9 miles) .

Latitude: 35.64 N, Longitude: 117.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

China Lake Acres household income distribution China Lake Acres home values distribution

Property values in China Lake Acres, CA

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.4%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (34%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (35%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (25%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in China Lake Acres: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in China Lake Acres, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

China Lake Acres-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 843% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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) earthquake occurred 122.8 miles away from China Lake Acres 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 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 108.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 191.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 332.5 miles away from China Lake Acres center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 108.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kern County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 12, Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
China Lake Acres topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near China Lake Acres:

  • SANDERSON'S HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • RIDGECREST HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • INDIAN WELLS VALLEY SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • INDIAN WELLS VALLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to China Lake Acres:

  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 8 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,420)
  • Barstow Community College (about 68 miles; Barstow, CA; FT enrollment: 2,120)
  • Bakersfield College (about 70 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • Antelope Valley College (about 72 miles; Lancaster, CA; FT enrollment: 9,206)
  • Porterville College (about 76 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 79 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)
  • Victor Valley College (about 86 miles; Victorville, CA; FT enrollment: 7,630)

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Church in China Lake Acres: Inyokern Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Kern 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 153. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

153
U.S.:

75

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 5.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.34
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.789. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.789
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 25.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.50. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.50
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 38.0%
(21.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.0% for Black residents, 74.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.7%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.6%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
California average:

15.3

China Lake Acres travel time to work - commute China Lake Acres mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for China Lake Acres CDP (based on Kern County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic245,83630
Evangelical Protestant114,724436
Other30,68783
Mainline Protestant7,45938
Black Protestant4,02625
Orthodox4503
None436,449-
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: 190
Kern County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 63
Kern County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 165
Kern County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 362
Here:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kern County:

29.4%
California:

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

15.9%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.3%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
China Lake Acres:

45.5%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
China Lake Acres:

20.4%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
China Lake Acres:

9.7%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.8%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
China Lake Acres:

54.6%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.3%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of China Lake Acres, CA Residents

4.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
California average:

5.03%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($715 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.07%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.95% ($35,127 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.21% ($34,469)
from San Diego County, CA  0.16% ($30,651)


4.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
California average:

5.12%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($649 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.08%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.83% ($36,085 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.17% ($31,995)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($39,032)

Strongest AM radio stations in China Lake Acres:

  • KLOA (1240 AM; 1 kW; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: ADELMAN COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KWDJ (1360 AM; 1 kW; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in China Lake Acres:

  • KZIQ-FM (92.7 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: JAMES KNUDSEN & DONNA KNUDSEN)
  • KLOA-FM (104.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: ADELMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRAJ (100.9 FM; JOHANNESBURG, CA; Owner: ADELMAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KGBM (89.7 FM; RANDSBURG, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • K218DU (90.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KVLI-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. AND KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • KCNQ (102.5 FM; KERNVILLE, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. & KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • KKZQ (100.1 FM; TEHACHAPI, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • K206CO (89.1 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KCEL (106.9 FM; CALIFORNIA CITY, CA; Owner: KCEL RADIO, LLC)
  • KSSI (102.7 FM; CHINA LAKE, CA; Owner: SOUND ENTERPRISES)

TV broadcast stations around China Lake Acres:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • K43AG (Channel 43; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: KERN EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K19CL (Channel 19; INYOKERN, CA; Owner: VICTOR A. GARCIA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 21,000Total average daily traffic
  • 2,704Total average daily truck traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$116,5002$196,0151$113,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$194,2700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$166,6600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0055.01

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

China Lake Acres compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

China Lake Acres on our top lists:

  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of mobile homes (200+ housing units)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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