Dorrington, California

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Population in 2010: 609. Population change since 2000: -16.2%
Males: 356  (58.5%)
Females: 253  (41.5%)
Median resident age:  63.5 years
California median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 95223.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,912 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Dorrington:

$41,912
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $90,525 (it was $53,832 in 2000)

Dorrington CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $354,071 (it was $207,200 in 2000)
Dorrington:

$354,071
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $404,152; Detached houses: $402,458
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  • Races in Dorrington, CA (2010)

    Dorrington races chart
    • 55090.3%White alone
    • 335.4%Hispanic
    • 132.1%Two or more races
    • 101.6%Asian alone
    • 20.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Dorrington detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dorrington: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.1%), English (17.9%), Irish (9.0%), Polish (8.2%), Italian (6.7%), Scottish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 4800 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 166 people per square mile   (very low).

Dorrington,CA real estate house value index trend

Dorrington, California map

For population 25 years and over in Dorrington:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dorrington CDP:

  • Never married: 14.3%
  • Now married: 71.9%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

24 residents are foreign born (5.9% Europe).

This place:

8.4%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,169 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,007 (0.8%)

Dorrington satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South El Dorado, CA (35.2 miles , pop. 78,296).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Stockton, CA (60.3 miles , pop. 243,771).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (310.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: West Point-Wilseyville, CA (2.0 miles ), Arnold, CA (2.3 miles ), Avery, CA (3.0 miles ), Forest Meadows, CA (3.4 miles ), Rail Road Flat, CA (3.6 miles ), Mountain Ranch, CA (3.7 miles ), Murphys, CA (3.9 miles ), Cold Springs, CA (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 38.30 N, Longitude: 120.27 W

Dorrington household income distribution Dorrington home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Retail trade (35%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (35%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (40%)
  • Production occupations (30%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Dorrington: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Dorrington, California

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Earthquake activity:

Dorrington-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 797% 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 149.8 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 212.3 miles away from Dorrington center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 239.0 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 119.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 116.2 miles away from Dorrington center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 238.0 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 Calaveras County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Fires: 4, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dorrington:

  • Folsom Lake College (about 53 miles; Folsom, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,308)
  • Modesto Junior College (about 61 miles; Modesto, CA; FT enrollment: 10,635)
  • University of the Pacific (about 61 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 4,999)
  • San Joaquin Delta College (about 61 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 12,167)
  • Sierra College (about 62 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • California State University-Stanislaus (about 63 miles; Turlock, CA; FT enrollment: 7,054)
  • American River College (about 63 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)

Public high school in Dorrington:

  • RITE OF PASSAGE (Location: 100 ROSASCHI RD., Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

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Notable location: Dorrington Forest Service Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Snowshoe Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Calaveras 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 74.3. This is about average.

City:

74.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.258. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.258
U.S.:

0.293

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 53.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

53.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.09. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.09
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.8%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.0%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
California average:

15.3

Dorrington travel time to work - commute Dorrington mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dorrington CDP (based on Calaveras County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic25,0525
Evangelical Protestant3,71740
Other1,6426
Mainline Protestant9728
Orthodox452
None14,150-
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: 11
Calaveras County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Calaveras County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Calaveras County:

22.7%
California:

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

18.8%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

56.1%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.5%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Dorrington:

28.4
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dorrington:

22.4%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.2%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dorrington:

7.0
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dorrington:

37.2%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

60.5%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Dorrington:

77.8%
California:

80.6%

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6.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,625 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Joaquin County, CA  1.09% ($46,376 average AGI)
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.48% ($41,413)
from Tuolumne County, CA  0.47% ($35,203)


6.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
California average:

5.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Joaquin County, CA  1.21% ($50,932 average AGI)
to Amador County, CA  0.62% ($32,598)
to Tuolumne County, CA  0.48% ($33,105)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dorrington:

  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dorrington:

  • KBYN (95.9 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KBYN, INC.)
  • KCFA (106.1 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KCFA, INC.)
  • KXSR (91.7 FM; GROVELAND, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO)
  • KKBN (93.5 FM; TWAIN HARTE, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCVR-FM (98.9 FM; COLUMBIA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZSQ-FM (92.7 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOSL (94.3 FM; JACKSON, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KHOP (95.1 FM; OAKDALE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K294AW (106.7 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KCFA, INC.)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMPO (88.7 FM; MODESTO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Dorrington:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • North Fork Dam 19 Km Ne Of Hwy 4 (Lat: 38.437972 Lon: -120.016583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WNPB924
    Assigned Frequencies: 171.925 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2015, Expiration Date: 04/05/2025Registrant: Northern California Power Agency, 477 Bret Harte Drive, Murphys, CA 95247, Phone: (209) 728-1387, Email:
  • BIG TREES, Big Trees Park (Lat: 38.288583 Lon: -120.286972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WPZF333
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.520 MHzGrant Date: 12/11/2013, Expiration Date: 01/06/2024, Certifier: Dennis DownumRegistrant: Csi Telecommunications, Inc., 750 Battery St., Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94111, Phone: (415) 751-8845, Fax: (415) 788-0791, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LIBERTY HILL, Liberty Hill Apprx 20 Mi Ene Us Frst Ser Rds 5n02 5n14 6n27 (Lat: 38.369361 Lon: -120.088806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WNEV253
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/27/2018Registrant: Northern California Power Agency, 477 Bret Harte Drive, Murphys, CA 95247, Phone: (209) 728-1387, Email:
  • SP DAM POWER, New Spicer Meadow Dam Apprx 10 Mi E Near Hells Kitchen Vista (Lat: 38.391667 Lon: -120.000833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WNEV254
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/27/2018Registrant: Northern California Power Agency, 477 Bret Harte Drive, Murphys, CA 95247, Phone: (209) 728-1387, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KD6OBQ, Grant Date: 10/06/1992, Expiration Date: 10/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/07/2004, Registrant: David P Ayraud, Dorrington, CA 95223
  • Call Sign: W6WSH, Grant Date: 06/30/1995, Expiration Date: 06/30/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2007, Registrant: C Alan Richardson, Dorrington, CA 95223
  • Call Sign: KG6SSI, Licensee ID: L00691003, Grant Date: 07/12/2013, Expiration Date: 10/10/2023, Certifier: Clair Rommell, Registrant: Clair Rommell, Dorrington, CA 95223-4518

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 6409T , Serial Number: 17809
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Mark J Scott, Po Box 4498, Dorrington, CA 95223, Other Owners: Lauren Scott

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Service Call: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (38%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Dorrington 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Dorrington on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Spain (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #79 (95223) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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