Downieville, California

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Population in 2010: 282.
Males: 164  (58.3%)
Females: 118  (41.7%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
California median age:  36.4 years

Zip codes: 95936.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,712
Downieville:

$46,712
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,829

Downieville CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $198,676
Downieville:

$198,676
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $287,288; Detached houses: $286,640
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  • Races in Downieville, CA (2010)

    Downieville races chart
    • 25891.5%White alone
    • 124.3%Hispanic
    • 62.1%Two or more races
    • 41.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.7%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Downieville: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (47.4%), European (15.8%), German (15.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2899 feet

Downieville,CA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Downieville:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%

For population 15 years and over in Downieville CDP:

  • Never married: 10.4%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 27.9%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reno, NV (53.6 miles , pop. 180,480).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (77.5 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (402.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: West Sierra, CA (0.8 miles ), Goodyears Bar, CA (1.8 miles) , Alleghany, CA (2.5 miles) , Graniteville, CA (3.1 miles) , Sierra City, CA (3.2 miles ), La Porte, CA (3.5 miles) , Pike, CA (3.5 miles) , Little Grass Valley, CA (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 39.56 N, Longitude: 120.83 W

Area code: 530

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

5.7%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (63%)
  • Construction (37%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (26%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (50%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Transportation occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

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

Earthquake activity:

Downieville-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 721% 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 159.3 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 187.8 miles away from Downieville center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 164.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 262.1 miles away from the city 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 180.4 miles away from Downieville center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 153.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sierra County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Downieville:

  • Butte College (about 45 miles; Oroville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,649)
  • Yuba College (about 49 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 54 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 55 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • California State University-Chico (about 56 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Sierra College (about 57 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Western Nevada College (about 62 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)

Public high school in Downieville:

Public elementary/middle school in Downieville:

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Notable locations in Downieville: Cannon Point Campground (A), Sierra County Sheriffs Gallows (B), Downieville Guard Station (C), Sierra County Courthouse (D), Downieville Fire Protection District (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Lavezzola Creek (A), Pauley Creek (B), Downie River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sierra 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 2001 was 92.6. This is worse than average.

City:

92.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 48.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

48.6
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  51.7%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.1%
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: 1.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Downieville (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Downieville Branch at 326 Upper Main St., branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
California average:

15.3

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Downieville CDP (based on Sierra County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1994
Catholic1222
Other1041
Mainline Protestant642
None2,751-
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: 2
Sierra County:

6.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Sierra County:

9.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

12.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sierra County:

24.0%
California:

21.3%

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
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 Nevada County, CA  1.20% ($44,750 average AGI)
from Plumas County, CA  1.00% ($35,500)


10.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
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 Nevada County, CA  2.11% ($32,682 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  2.01% ($33,476)

Strongest AM radio stations in Downieville:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, 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.)
  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Downieville:

  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVMR (89.5 FM; NEVADA CITY, CA; Owner: NEVADA CITY COMMUNITY BROADCAST GRUP)
  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KLVS (99.3 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNCO-FM (94.1 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, 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)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K285EQ (104.9 FM; VERDI, NV; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Downieville:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $2,217,000Total costs
  • 1,825Total average daily traffic
  • 13Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,723Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Downieville/Ruby Bluff (97347) (Lat: 39.511472 Lon: -120.844889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.7 m, Overall height: 28.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN250
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 10/26/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Downieville, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • RUBYBLUFF, Ruby Bluff Radio Site 5.6 Km S (Lat: 39.511278 Lon: -120.861889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WED342
    Assigned Frequencies: 2455.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/06/2008, Expiration Date: 04/15/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/15/2008Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95814-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6174, Fax: (916) 657-6174, Email:
  • GALLOWAY RD, 2.1 Mi S Of (Lat: 39.529917 Lon: -120.832250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10.6 m, Overall height: 11.5 m, Call Sign: WHO595
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.79 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6246.66 MHzGrant Date: 07/13/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020Registrant: At&t, 8089 South Avenue, Boardman, OH 44512, Phone: (724) 651-6312, Email:
  • DOWNIEVILLE, N Side Of Pearl St (Lat: 39.560056 Lon: -120.826944), Type: Building, Structure height: 6.4 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WHO596
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHzGrant Date: 07/13/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020Registrant: At&t, 8089 South Avenue, Boardman, OH 44512, Phone: (724) 651-6312, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KF6PAK, Licensee ID: L01536272, Grant Date: 12/15/2009, Expiration Date: 12/15/2019, Registrant: Timothy L Kloos, Downieville, CA 95936
  • Call Sign: WB6UYN, Grant Date: 07/05/1988, Expiration Date: 07/05/1998, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2000, Registrant: Frank G Tabor, Downieville, CA 95936
  • Call Sign: KF6ZJA, Licensee ID: L00176273, Grant Date: 11/23/1999, Expiration Date: 11/23/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2011, Certifier: Lianne Y Walmsley, Registrant: Lianne Y Walmsley, Downieville, CA 95936
  • Call Sign: KJ6OFC, Licensee ID: L01633100, Grant Date: 04/21/2011, Expiration Date: 04/21/2021, Certifier: Christopher J Potempa, Registrant: Christopher J Potempa, Box 562, Downieville, CA 95936
  • Call Sign: KK6LRD, Licensee ID: L01861679, Grant Date: 04/29/2014, Expiration Date: 04/29/2024, Certifier: Lisa M Root, Registrant: Lisa M Root, Downieville, CA 95936
  • Call Sign: KK6LRJ, Licensee ID: L01861685, Grant Date: 04/29/2014, Expiration Date: 04/29/2024, Certifier: Aaron E Doyle, Registrant: Aaron E Doyle, Downieville, CA 95936

Downieville compared to California state average:

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