Comptche, California

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Population in 2010: 159.
Males: 94  (59.2%)
Females: 65  (40.8%)
Median resident age:

53.2 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip code: 95427

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

$51,744
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,284

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

$431,000
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $896,013; detached houses: $887,423

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,283.

March 2019 cost of living index in Comptche: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.1%

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  • Races in Comptche, CA (2019)
    • 8888.9%White alone
    • 99.1%Hispanic



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Comptche, California as of January 30, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Comptche is 31 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (100.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 640 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,721 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,556 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Rosa, CA (73.9 miles , pop. 147,595).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Contra Costa, CA (113.7 miles , pop. 236,008).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (460.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Albion, CA (3.2 miles),
Little River, CA (3.3 miles),
Mendocino, CA (3.4 miles ),
Soda Springs, CA (3.7 miles),
Caspar, CA (3.7 miles ),
Philo, CA (4.0 miles ),
Willits, CA (4.0 miles ),
Brooktrails, CA (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.27 N, Longitude: 123.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 707

Distribution of median household income in Comptche, 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 91.0. This is worse than average.

City:

91.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.466. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.466
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 5.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.43
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
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 15.9 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 10.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Comptche-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6076% 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 93.1 miles away from Comptche center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 143.8 miles away from Comptche 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 79.2 miles away from Comptche center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 125.0 miles away from Comptche 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 133.0 miles away from the city 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 139.4 miles away from the city 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 Comptche:

  • FRANK R HOWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; WILLITS, CA)
  • NORTHBROOK NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WILLITS, CA)

Amtrak station near Comptche:

  • 17 miles: WILLITS (COMMERCIAL ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Comptche:

  • Mendocino College (about 21 miles; Ukiah, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,263)
  • Santa Rosa Junior College (about 74 miles; Santa Rosa, CA; FT enrollment: 13,047)
  • Sonoma State University (about 81 miles; Rohnert Park, CA; FT enrollment: 7,796)
  • California State University-Chico (about 99 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Napa Valley College (about 99 miles; Napa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,780)
  • College of the Redwoods (about 105 miles; Eureka, CA; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Solano Community College (about 107 miles; Fairfield, CA; FT enrollment: 5,790)

Public elementary/middle school in Comptche:

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Notable location: Comptche Volunteer Fire Department (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:

2.4 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

58.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.0%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Comptche:

Marital status in Comptche, CA
  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Comptche:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

2.9
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Comptche, 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
Mendocino County:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

13.84 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mendocino County:

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Mendocino County:

20.4%
State:

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 Comptche:

  • KPMO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MENDOCINO, CA; Owner: JPR FOUNDATION INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KDAC (1230 AM; 1 kW; FORT BRAGG, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • 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 Comptche:

  • KMKX (93.5 FM; WILLITS, CA; Owner: RADIO MILLENNIUM L L C)
  • 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.)
  • K209EU (89.7 FM; LAYTONVILLE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHKL (91.9 FM; LAYTONVILLE, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWNE (94.5 FM; UKIAH, CA; Owner: BROADCASTING CORP. OF MENDICINO CTY.)
  • KQPM (105.9 FM; UKIAH, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • K242AD (96.3 FM; BOONVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • K296ES (107.1 FM; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING UKIAH, LLC)
  • KNTI (99.5 FM; LAKEPORT, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KYOE (102.3 FM; POINT ARENA, CA; Owner: DEL MAR TRUST)
  • KPRA (89.5 FM; UKIAH, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KOZT (95.3 FM; FT. BRAGG, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA RADIO PARTNERS)
  • KMFB (92.7 FM; MENDOCINO, CA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHUM (104.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLVG (103.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNDL (89.9 FM; ANGWIN, CA; Owner: HOWELL MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Comptche:

  • K48BQ (Channel 48; FORT BRAGG, CA; Owner: JOSEPH M. PEREZ)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.8mTotal length
  • 1,986Total average daily traffic
  • 39Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,881Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Remington E Leaver, 5500' Southeast Of Comptche Ukiah Road And Mattilla Road Intersection (Lat: 39.251583 Lon: -123.550750), Type: 63.7, Structure height: 06045 m, Overall height: 61.9 m, Registrant: Environmental Assessment Specialists, Inc., Rel999@easenv.Com, , Ventu-ra, Phone: (805) 914-7279
  • ROBERT P WALTERS, 5500' Southeast Of Comptche Ukiah Road And Mattilla Road Intersection (Lat: 39.251583 Lon: -123.550750), Type: 63.7, Structure height: 06045 m, Overall height: 61.9 m, Registrant: Environmental Assessment Specialists, Inc., Rel999@easenv.Com, , Ventu-ra, Phone: (805) 914-7279
  • ROBERT P WALTERS, 5500' Southeast Of Comptche Ukiah Road And Mattilla Road Intersection (Lat: 39.251583 Lon: -123.550750), Type: 63.7, Structure height: 06045 m, Overall height: 61.9 m, Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC, Fccmw@att.Com, , Dalla-s, Phone: (855) 699-7073
  • ROBERT P WALTERS, 5500' Southeast Of Comptche Ukiah Road And Mattilla Road Intersection (Lat: 39.251583 Lon: -123.550750), Type: 63.7, Structure height: 06045 m, Overall height: 61.9 m, Registrant: At&t Mobility Spectrum LLC, Fccmw@att.Com, , Dalla-s, Phone: (855) 699-7073

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Matheson Peak Lookout 9 Km W (Lat: 39.272111 Lon: -123.691944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WPGV749,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.862 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2015, Expiration Date: 03/24/2025, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Mc Guires Telemetry Sta 10 Km N (Lat: 39.352111 Lon: -123.597222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPIZ911, Licensee ID: L00009514,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.385 MHz, 159.270 MHz, Grant Date: 10/18/2005, Expiration Date: 12/11/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/23/2009, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95814-0282, Phone: (916) 657-9454, Fax: (916) 657-9233
  • Mathison Peak Lookout 9 Km W (Lat: 39.272111 Lon: -123.691944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPNP251,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.2000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/05/2014, Expiration Date: 04/19/2024, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Edison Ridge, Near (Lat: 39.272667 Lon: -123.689722), Overall height: 24 m, Call Sign: KKB525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.180 MHz, Grant Date: 05/03/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009, Registrant: Fisher Wayland Cooper Leader & Zaragoza., 2001 Penn Ave Nw Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 775-3450

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Comptche)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5271L, N5271L, N-5271L, Serial Number: 28-4569, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 12/27/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 01/03/2020
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Miriam Khalsa, Po Box 397, Comptche, CA 95427, Other Owners: Timothy West
  • Aircraft: BABY ACE G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 7615, N7615, N-7615, Serial Number: GK-2, Certificate Issue Date: 05/26/2017
    Registrant (Individual): James H Maddock, Po Box 182, Comptche, CA 95427

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Comptche, CA
  • 100.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Comptche, CA
  • 37.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.3%Utility gas
  • 29.2%Wood


Comptche compared to California state average:

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