Furnace Creek, California

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Population in 2010: 24. Population change since 2000: -22.6%
Males: 12  (52.8%)
Females: 12  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  49.8 years
California median age:  36.4 years

Zip code: 92328

Estimated median household income in 2016: $31,095 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Furnace Creek:

$31,095
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $29,757 (it was $14,929 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $66,280 (it was $31,000 in 2000)
Furnace Creek:

$66,280
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $121,622; Detached houses: $190,325; Mobile homes: $20,656; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $60,388

Median gross rent in 2016: $165.

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    • 1666.7%American Indian alone
    • 625.0%White alone
    • 28.3%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Furnace Creek: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (11.3%), Swedish (7.1%), French (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.7%), French Canadian (5.0%), Welsh (5.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 195 feet

Land area: 30.9 square miles.

Population density: 0.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Furnace Creek, California map

For population 25 years and over in Furnace Creek:

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 26.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 2.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Furnace Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 54.4%
  • Now married: 23.3%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

8 residents are foreign born (4.4% Latin America).

This place:

4.4%
California:

27.0%

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

Furnace Creek CDP:  0.6% ($199)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)

Furnace Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spring Valley, NV (92.7 miles , pop. 117,390).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (92.9 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (184.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Amargosa Valley, NV (4.7 miles ), Beatty, NV (5.7 miles ), Darwin, CA (6.5 miles) , Crystal, NV (6.8 miles ), Shoshone, CA (6.9 miles) , Death Valley, CA (6.9 miles ), Homewood Canyon, CA (7.0 miles) , Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells, CA (7.1 miles) .

Latitude: 36.45 N, Longitude: 116.86 W

Furnace Creek household income distribution Furnace Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (97%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (93%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (37%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (2%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (26%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (3%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (1%)

Average climate in Furnace Creek, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Furnace Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 813% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 156.6 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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) earthquake occurred 157.9 miles away from Furnace Creek 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 136.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 157.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 257.3 miles away from Furnace Creek center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 282.2 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 Inyo County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Furnace Creek topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Furnace Creek:

  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 77 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,420)
  • College of Southern Nevada (about 93 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 18,996)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (about 99 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 21,153)
  • Barstow Community College (about 110 miles; Barstow, CA; FT enrollment: 2,120)
  • Nevada State College (about 112 miles; Henderson, NV; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • Porterville College (about 124 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 138 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 6,982)

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Notable locations in Furnace Creek: Death Valley (A), Furnace Creek Campground (B), Furnace Creek Ranch (C), Furnace Creek Golf Course (D), Harmony Borax Works (E), Death Valley National Park Visitor Center (F), Furnace Creek Volunteer Fire Department (G), Death Valley National Park Fire and Rescue (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Furnace Creek Wash (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Inyo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.0%
(8.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.9% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.6 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  46.7%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  7.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
California average:

15.3

Furnace Creek travel time to work - commute Furnace Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Furnace Creek CDP (based on Inyo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,8275
Evangelical Protestant1,49423
Mainline Protestant8455
Other6294
Black Protestant1781
None10,573-
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: 6
Inyo County:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Inyo County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Inyo County:

9.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

16.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Inyo County:

23.1%
California:

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

13.9%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Furnace Creek:

52.4%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

39.9%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Furnace Creek:

28.6
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Furnace Creek:

23.3%
California:

20.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Furnace Creek:

43.8%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Furnace Creek:

54.3%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Furnace Creek:

77.7%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Furnace Creek, CA Residents

6.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,159 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 Mono County, CA  0.78% ($46,623 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.70% ($54,167)
from Kern County, CA  0.34% ($43,565)


7.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,350 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
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 Los Angeles County, CA  0.60% ($45,293 average AGI)
to Mono County, CA  0.47% ($40,844)
to Kern County, CA  0.35% ($47,542)

Strongest AM radio stations in Furnace Creek:

  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Furnace Creek:

  • KQMR (99.3 FM; INDIAN SPRINGS, NV; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KPKK (101.1 FM; AMARGOSA VALLEY, NV; Owner: SKY MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KQOL-FM (93.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXTE (107.5 FM; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMP (92.3 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Furnace Creek)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rogers Peak Cs 32 Km Sw (Lat: 36.218000 Lon: -117.085333), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WNVW901
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.462 MHz, 935.387 MHz, 935.400 MHz, 935.412 MHz, 935.437 MHz, 935.450 MHzGrant Date: 07/14/2012, Expiration Date: 10/08/2022, Certifier: Al VazquezRegistrant: Southern California Edison Company, 2nd Floor, Drop 3, 4910 Rivergrade Road, Irwindale, CA 91706-1404, Phone: (626) 543-6295, Fax: (626) 543-6472, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Wood (7%)

Furnace Creek compared to California state average:

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