China Lake Acres, California

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Population in 2010: 1,876. Population change since 2000: +6.5%
Males: 869  (46.3%)
Females: 1,007  (53.7%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 93527, 93555.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,659 (it was $35,375 in 2000)
China Lake Acres:

$29,659
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,569 (it was $17,146 in 2000)

China Lake Acres CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,032 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
China Lake Acres:

$87,032
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $122,408; Detached houses: $186,578; Mobile homes: $92,297

Median gross rent in 2012: $810.

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China Lake Acres races chart
  • White alone - 1,482 (79.0%)
  • Hispanic - 265 (14.1%)
  • Two or more races - 59 (3.1%)
  • Black alone - 35 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in China Lake Acres: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.3%), Irish (14.1%), United States (8.1%), English (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.8%), Italian (5.1%).

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: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • 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: 16.9%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

44 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 0.3% Asia).

This place:  3.0%
California:  27.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,134 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $355 (0.5%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

10.2%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Public administration (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Electricians (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)

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 (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Fires: 9, 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 2012 was 88.5. This is about average.

City:

88.5
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.63. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.63
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.499. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.499
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.18
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.2%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 98.5% for two or more races 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

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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.65%
Here: 43.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents58.3%10.0%4.8%3.6%3.0%
Congregations6.2%13.3%7.3%8.9%4.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents2.0%1.6%1.6%1.5%13.7%
Congregations0.8%7.7%2.9%3.7%45.1%
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: 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%

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)
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

China Lake Acres on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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