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Median resident age:  33.2 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,397 (it was $28,849 in 2000)
Chuckwalla:

$35,397
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,768

Chuckwalla CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,704 (it was $71,000 in 2000)
Chuckwalla:

$115,704
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $254,817; Detached houses: $348,399; Townhouses or other attached units: $285,138; Mobile homes: $139,779

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Chuckwalla races chart
  • Hispanic - 5,222 (46.1%)
  • White alone - 3,296 (29.1%)
  • Black alone - 2,303 (20.3%)
  • Asian alone - 146 (1.3%)
  • Other race alone - 135 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 100 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 96 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 38 (0.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chuckwalla: 193.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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

Chuckwalla CCD:  1.0% ($694)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Chuckwalla satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yuma, AZ (88.5 miles , pop. 77,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Riverside, CA (128.6 miles , pop. 255,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Diego, CA (138.2 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities: Desert Center, CA (4.3 miles ), Mesa Verde, CA (5.6 miles ), Blythe, CA (6.1 miles ), Ripley, CA (6.2 miles ), East Blythe, CA (6.2 miles) , Palo Verde, CA (6.3 miles ), Ehrenberg, AZ (6.4 miles ), Poston, AZ (6.6 miles ).

Latitude: 33.89 N, Longitude: 115.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Chuckwalla household income distribution Chuckwalla home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.1%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Therapists (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Chuckwalla-area historical earthquake activity is below California state average. It is 1031% 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 81.4 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 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 85.0 miles away from Chuckwalla center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 55.6 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 90.2 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 79.3 miles away from Chuckwalla center
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 99.0 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 Riverside County (42) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 22, Floods: 15, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chuckwalla:

  • College of the Desert (about 72 miles; Palm Desert, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,751)
  • Imperial Valley College (about 77 miles; Imperial, CA; FT enrollment: 4,082)
  • Arizona Western College (about 90 miles; Yuma, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,672)
  • Mt. San Jacinto Community College District (about 105 miles; San Jacinto, CA; FT enrollment: 6,356)
  • Crafton Hills College (about 113 miles; Yucaipa, CA; FT enrollment: 2,006)
  • University of Redlands (about 116 miles; Redlands, CA; FT enrollment: 4,389)
  • Loma Linda University (about 122 miles; Loma Linda, CA; FT enrollment: 3,219)

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Notable locations in Chuckwalla: Skylark Ranch (A), Hell (B), Hidden Valley Campground (C), Hills Ranch (D), Johns Camp (E), Jumbo Rocks Campground (F), Lost Horse Ranger Station (G), Lost Lake Resort (H), Pinkham Well (I), Pinyon Well (J), Ryan Campground (K), Sheep Pass Group Campground (L), Summit (M), Thompsons Camp (N), Blythe Municipal Golf Course (O), Water Wheel Camp (P), Sheep Pass Campground (Q), White Tank Campground (R), Cap Rock (S), Circle E Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Palen Lake (A), Lost Lake (B), Hidden Tank (C), Eagle Tank (D), Ivanpah Tank (E), Long Tank (F), Spring Tank (G), Live Oak Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fried Liver Wash (A), Eagle Creek (B), Dragon Wash (C), Corn Springs Wash (D), Cholla Wash (E), Big Wash (F), Ship Creek (G), Washington Wash (H), Vidal Wash (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chuckwalla include: Joshua Tree National Park (1), Cactus City Rest Area (2), Edmund C Jaeger Nature Sanctuary (3), Wileys Well Rest Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Riverside County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  69.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

22.4%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.8%
Whole state:

6.3%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chuckwalla, CA


8,744 people in state prisons in 2000
16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Chuckwalla compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Chuckwalla CCD (based on Riverside County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.02%
Here43.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents65.6%5.2%3.3%3.0%2.2%
Congregations7.5%11.5%9.0%1.5%4.4%
NameAssemblies of God Charismatic Churches Independent Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents1.8%1.8%1.5%1.3%14.4%
Congregations7.2%0.7%1.4%1.5%55.3%
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: 330
Riverside County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 91
Riverside County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 311
Riverside County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,125
Here:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Riverside County:

24.5%
California:

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

15.2%
State:

17.9%

9.42% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,099 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.42%
California average:

5.75%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($263 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.09%
California average:

0.21%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Orange County, CA  2.02% ($52,293 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.88% ($50,596)
from San Bernardino County, CA  1.72% ($44,978)


6.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
California average:

6.27%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($294 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.06%
California average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to San Bernardino County, CA  1.24% ($38,294 average AGI)
to Orange County, CA  0.81% ($51,018)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.75% ($40,064)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chuckwalla:

  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chuckwalla:

  • KZAL (105.5 FM; DESERT CENTER, CA; Owner: WORLDWIDE MULTI-MEDIA B/C CO.)
  • KRRK (101.1 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: SMOKE AND MIRRORS, LLC)
  • K263AI (100.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: DONALD F. HENDREN)
  • KRCY-FM (96.7 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: RICK L. MURPHY)
  • KZUL-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: MAD DOG WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KJJJ (102.3 FM; LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ; Owner: STEVEN M. GREELEY)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chuckwalla)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • First Solar, Solar Farm (Lat: 33.806417 Lon: -115.401861), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQRD452
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: Dan Gonzalez
    Registrant: Verizon California Inc, Irving, TX 75015, Phone: (972) 718-4599, Fax: (972) 718-6161, Email:
  • CHUCKWALLA, Chuckawalla Mtn Near (Lat: 33.655111 Lon: -115.453917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.9 m, Call Sign: KMV68
    Assigned Frequencies: 6142.87 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2012, Expiration Date: 11/12/2022
    Registrant: Rcit / Communications Solutions, 7195 Alessandro Blvd, Riverside, CA 92506, Phone: (951) 955-3732, Fax: (951) 955-0603, Email:



Chuckwalla on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other race residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the hottest summers (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Hispanic residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Community and social services occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Physicians and surgeons (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Data processing and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest daily high temperatures (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #8 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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