Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells, California

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Population in July 2007: 72.
Males: 33  (46.7%)
Females: 39  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip code: 92328

Estimated median household income in 2016: $17,368 (it was $12,109 in 2000)
Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells:

$17,368
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $12,398 (it was $7,999 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $90,226 (it was $42,200 in 2000)
Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells:

$90,226
CA:

$477,500
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  • Races in Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells, CA (2000)

    Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells races chart
    • 6688.0%White alone
    • 56.7%Hispanic
    • 34.0%Two or more races
    • 11.3%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Dutch (9.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 53.0 square miles.

Population density: 1.4 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells:

  • High school or higher: 55.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells CDP:

  • Never married: 53.7%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 46.3%

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

Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells CDP:  1.1% ($444)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)

Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Kern, CA (58.2 miles , pop. 69,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (100.9 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (135.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Valley Wells, CA (1.1 miles) , Homewood Canyon, CA (2.0 miles) , Trona, CA (2.4 miles) , Searles Valley, CA (2.4 miles ), Red Mountain-Trona, CA (4.4 miles ), Ridgecrest, CA (4.9 miles ), China Lake Acres, CA (5.3 miles ), Inyokern, CA (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.84 N, Longitude: 117.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 835% 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 110.3 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 123.6 miles away from Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells 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 105.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 217.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 111.6 miles away from Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 188.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), 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).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells:

  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 27 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,420)
  • Barstow Community College (about 70 miles; Barstow, CA; FT enrollment: 2,120)
  • Antelope Valley College (about 94 miles; Lancaster, CA; FT enrollment: 9,206)
  • Porterville College (about 95 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • Victor Valley College (about 95 miles; Victorville, CA; FT enrollment: 7,630)
  • Bakersfield College (about 97 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 105 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)

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Inyo 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 153. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

153
U.S.:

75

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 5.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.34
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.789. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.789
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 25.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.50. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.50
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  71.4%
Whole state:  69.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

21.4%
Whole state:

14.2%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

1.4
California average:

16.1

Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells travel time to work - commute Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells 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:
Here:

45.3%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.6%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

26.7%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells:

8.0%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.1%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

50.7%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells:

77.8%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells, 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 Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells:

  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells:

  • KZIQ-FM (92.7 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: JAMES KNUDSEN & DONNA KNUDSEN)
  • KLOA-FM (104.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: ADELMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRAJ (100.9 FM; JOHANNESBURG, CA; Owner: ADELMAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KGBM (89.7 FM; RANDSBURG, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KRXV (98.1 FM; YERMO, CA; Owner: KHWY, INC.)
  • KJAT (105.3 FM; YERMO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Wood (24%)

Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age 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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