Forbestown, California

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Population in 2010: 320.
Males: 187  (58.5%)
Females: 133  (41.5%)
Median resident age:

49.3 years
California median age:

37.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $62,563
Forbestown:

$62,563
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,250

Forbestown CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $336,600
Forbestown:

$336,600
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $341,774; detached houses: $383,634; townhouses or other attached units: $397,190; in 2-unit structures: $579,545; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $410,398; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $267,070; mobile homes: $133,000; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $115,450

Median gross rent in 2019: $712.

March 2019 cost of living index in Forbestown: 93.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.7%

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According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Forbestown, California as of February 05, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Forbestown is 198 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (56.6%), Scandinavian (22.2%), Italian (21.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2760 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chico, CA (34.0 miles , pop. 59,954).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (67.4 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (408.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Challenge-Brownsville, CA (1.8 miles ),
Robinson Mill, CA (1.9 miles),
Clipper Mills, CA (2.4 miles),
Yuba Foothills, CA (2.5 miles ),
Rackerby, CA (2.6 miles ),
Feather Falls, CA (3.2 miles ),
Dobbins, CA (3.3 miles ),
Kelly Ridge, CA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 39.52 N, Longitude: 121.27 W

Distribution of median household income in Forbestown, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Forbestown, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
California:

7.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 96.3. This is worse than average.

City:

96.3
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.53. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.53
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 44.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.38
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Forbestown-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 6859% 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 140.6 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 210.8 miles away from Forbestown center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 241.1 miles away from Forbestown 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 159.4 miles away from Forbestown center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 184.6 miles away from Forbestown 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 168.7 miles away from Forbestown center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Butte County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Fires: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 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 Forbestown:

  • FREMONT-RIDEOUT HOME HLTH/VALLEY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; BROWNSVILLE, CA)
  • OROVILLE DIALYSIS CLINIC (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; OROVILLE, CA)
  • OLIVE RIDGE POST ACUTE CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OROVILLE, CA)
  • OROVILLE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; OROVILLE, CA)
  • SHADOWBROOK HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OROVILLE, CA)

Amtrak station near Forbestown:

  • 17 miles: OROVILLE (GRANDE AVE. AT STATE HWY. 70) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forbestown:

  • Butte College (about 23 miles; Oroville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,649)
  • Yuba College (about 31 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • California State University-Chico (about 35 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Sierra College (about 51 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 60 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • American River College (about 61 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc (about 62 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 3,193)

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Butte 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:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.6%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.2%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Forbestown:

Marital status in Forbestown, CA
  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

For population 25 years and over in Forbestown:

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.2%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Forbestown, CA (based on Butte County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic34,1017
Evangelical Protestant22,822129
Other11,03136
Mainline Protestant6,27224
Black Protestant4754
Orthodox2802
None145,019-
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: 50
Butte County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Butte County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Butte County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Butte County:

2.25 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 133
Here:

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Butte County:

25.1%
State:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
California:

17.9%

5.74% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,612 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
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 Sacramento County, CA  0.37% ($40,815 average AGI)
from Sutter County, CA  0.25% ($44,526)
from Tehama County, CA  0.23% ($39,757)


5.72% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,282 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
California average:

5.21%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($188 average AGI)
Butte County:

0.03%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sacramento County, CA  0.43% ($41,777 average AGI)
to Glenn County, CA  0.23% ($48,994)
to Sutter County, CA  0.22% ($39,958)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forbestown:

  • 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.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KPAY (1290 AM; 5 kW; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMYC (1410 AM; 5 kW; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: THOMAS F. HUTH)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forbestown:

  • KHHZ (97.7 FM; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K258AQ (99.5 FM; YANKEE HILL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KYIX (104.9 FM; SOUTH OROVILLE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KRCX-FM (99.9 FM; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KMJE (101.5 FM; GRIDLEY, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K213BZ (90.5 FM; RICHVALE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KXCL (103.9 FM; YUBA CITY, CA; Owner: HARLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNCO-FM (94.1 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKCY (103.1 FM; COLUSA, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K216CF (91.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLVC (88.3 FM; MAGALIA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Forbestown:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KEZT-CA (Channel 23; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SACRAMENTO LLC)
  • K15CX (Channel 15; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K18AO (Channel 18; OROVILLE/PARADISE, CA; Owner: CHICO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • K49CT (Channel 49; PARADISE, CA; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF CHICO-REDDING, INC.)
  • K51BP (Channel 51; PALERMO, CA; Owner: WVIT INC)

Forbestown fatal accident list:

Jan 22, 2017 04:35 PM, Cr-Forbestown Rd, Lat: 39.524117, Lon: -121.281456, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 27, 2010 03:15 PM, Forbestown Rd, Lat: 39.523950, Lon: -121.281081, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 39.0mTotal length
  • 905Total average daily traffic
  • 171Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,091Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Sunset Hill 1 Mi S (Lat: 39.523778 Lon: -121.300250), Call Sign: KRT824,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.265 MHz, 151.400 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2013, Expiration Date: 03/03/2023, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Sunset Hill (Lat: 39.523500 Lon: -121.300250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 49 m, Call Sign: WPKJ885,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.590 MHz, 153.650 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2012, Expiration Date: 03/17/2022, Certifier: Mike Enslow, Registrant: Pacific Gas And Electric Company, 705 P Street, 223b, Fresno, CA 93721-2708, Phone: (559) 263-5631, Fax: (559) 263-5789, Email:
  • Sunset Hill (Lat: 39.523500 Lon: -121.300250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 49 m, Call Sign: WPJT388,
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.912 MHz, 858.837 MHz, 858.887 MHz, 858.912 MHz, 859.837 MHz, 859.862 MHz, 859.887 MHz, Grant Date: 12/14/2001, Expiration Date: 10/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/17/2011, Certifier: David Hernandez, Registrant: Dd Incorporated, 1601 Neptune Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577, Phone: (866) 334-5678, Fax: (510) 895-5722
  • Sunset Hill (Lat: 39.521000 Lon: -121.300250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 40 m, Call Sign: KNNT502,
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.162 MHz, 855.362 MHz, 855.662 MHz, 856.312 MHz, 856.387 MHz, 856.412 MHz, 857.387 MHz, 857.412 MHz, 858.312 MHz, 858.387 MHz, 858.412 MHz, Grant Date: 05/20/2021, Expiration Date: 05/21/2031, Certifier: David Hernandez, Registrant: Dd Incorporated, 1601 Neptune Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577, Phone: (510) 895-9500, Fax: (510) 895-5722
  • SUNSETHILLBUTTE, Sunset Hill 2 Km S (Lat: 39.523778 Lon: -121.300278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQCX528, Licensee ID: L00009514,
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.3600 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/2005, Expiration Date: 06/17/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2006, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95814-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6174, Fax: (916) 657-9233, Email:
  • Sunset Hill 2 Mi W (Lat: 39.531833 Lon: -121.301917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 49 m, Call Sign: WQNQ680,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.680 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/2011, Expiration Date: 04/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2012, Certifier: Brian D Howerton, Registrant: South Feather Water And Power Agency, 2310 Oro Quincy Hwy, Oroville, CA 95966, Phone: (530) 534-1221, Fax: (530) 675-0361, Email:
  • Fthq (Lat: 39.516944 Lon: -121.268611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQQF859,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.540 MHz, Grant Date: 11/29/2012, Expiration Date: 11/29/2022, Certifier: Brian Howerton, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 659-4723, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Forbestown)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Forbestown, CA
  • 77.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Wood
  • 10.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Forbestown, CA
  • 100.0%Wood


Forbestown 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
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