Honey Lake, California

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Population in July 2007: 2,881.
Males: 1,465  (50.9%)
Females: 1,416  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  42.1 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip code: 96109

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,830 (it was $32,266 in 2000)
Honey Lake:

$43,830
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,513 (it was $15,833 in 2000)

Honey Lake CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $130,719 (it was $79,700 in 2000)
Honey Lake:

$130,719
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $236,008; Detached houses: $280,233; Townhouses or other attached units: $124,174; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $169,329; Mobile homes: $159,817; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $104,106
Honey Lake races chart
  • White alone - 2,215 (79.7%)
  • Hispanic - 244 (8.8%)
  • Black alone - 103 (3.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 101 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 97 (3.5%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Honey Lake: 169.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 510.2 square miles.

Population density: 5.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Honey Lake, California map

For population 25 years and over in Honey Lake:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Honey Lake CCD:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 60.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

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

Honey Lake CCD:  0.7% ($519)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Honey Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reno, NV (41.7 miles , pop. 180,480).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (127.3 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (425.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Doyle, CA (2.0 miles ), Patton Village, CA (2.1 miles ), Herlong, CA (2.1 miles ), Milford, CA (3.7 miles) , Chilcoot-Vinton, CA (4.4 miles ), Beckwourth, CA (4.7 miles ), Lake Davis, CA (4.8 miles) , Litchfield, CA (5.0 miles) .

Latitude: 40.08 N, Longitude: 120.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Honey Lake household income distribution Honey Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (35%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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

Average climate in Honey Lake, California

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Earthquake activity:

Honey Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 542% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lassen County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, 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 Honey Lake:

  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 40 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 6,919)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 41 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Western Nevada College (about 65 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • Butte College (about 86 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • California State University-Chico (about 94 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Yuba College (about 100 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 107 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)

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Notable locations in Honey Lake: Clark Ranch (A), Pearson Massacre (B), Herlong (C), High Rock Ranch (D), Guzzier (E), Laufman Campground (F), Laufman Ranger Station (G), Long Valley Mill (H), Red Rock (I), Sierra Army Depot Fire and Emergency Services (J), Milford Fire District (K), Doyle Fire Protection District (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Honey Lake Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Honey Lake (A), Duck Lake (B), Calneva Lake (C), South Fork Reservoir (D), East Side Reservoir (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Dry Valley Creek (A), Mill Creek (B), Rhodes Creek (C), Susan River (D), McDermott Creek (E), Long Valley Creek (F), Spencer Creek (G), Deep Cut Creek (H), Brownell Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Honey Lake include: Eagles Peak Ski Area (1), Doyle State Wildlife Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lassen 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:  2.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.2%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.2%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.7%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.3%
Whole state:

6.3%
1,113 people in federal prisons in 2010
5 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010
7 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Honey Lake compared to California state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Wood (30%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Honey Lake CCD (based on Lassen County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 15.89%
Here: 15.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church
Adherents30.8%18.2%17.0%6.4%4.3%
Congregations9.4%12.5%12.5%12.5%3.1%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)New Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsEvangelical Free Church of AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.6%3.2%2.8%2.7%10.9%
Congregations3.1%3.1%3.1%3.1%37.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Lassen County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Lassen County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Lassen County:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lassen County:

24.9%
California:

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

12.9%
State:

17.9%

8.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
California average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Washoe County, NV  0.48% ($27,769 average AGI)
from Plumas County, CA  0.45% ($26,806)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.42% ($30,382)


9.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.23%
California average:

6.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Washoe County, NV  1.20% ($34,392 average AGI)
to Butte County, CA  0.54% ($26,773)
to Shasta County, CA  0.46% ($47,243)

Strongest AM radio stations in Honey Lake:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHM (920 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Honey Lake:

  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KNHK (92.9 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K285EQ (104.9 FM; VERDI, NV; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHXR (94.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • 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)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNG-FM1 (101.3 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSN INC)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KJDX (93.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRNG (101.3 FM; FALLON, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSOC, INC)

Honey Lake on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Public administration"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration"
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