Iron Horse, California

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Population in 2010: 297. Population change since 2000: -7.5%
Males: 157  (53.2%)
Females: 140  (46.8%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 96122.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,686 (it was $30,208 in 2000)
Iron Horse:

$48,686
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,876 (it was $11,732 in 2000)

Iron Horse CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $130,331 (it was $119,400 in 2000)
Iron Horse:

$130,331
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $195,384; Detached houses: $225,081; Mobile homes: $86,431; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $83,812
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  • White alone - 273 (91.9%)
  • Hispanic - 17 (5.7%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Iron Horse: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (70.3%), Italian (13.0%), Norwegian (7.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 4945 feet

Land area: 9.18 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (very low).

Iron Horse,CA real estate house value index trend

Iron Horse, California map

For population 25 years and over in Iron Horse:

  • High school or higher: 101.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Iron Horse CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 100.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $373 (0.3%)

Iron Horse satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reno, NV (40.2 miles , pop. 180,480).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (100.0 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (411.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Mabie, CA (1.2 miles) , Delleker, CA (1.2 miles ), Portola, CA (1.4 miles ), Gold Mountain, CA (1.5 miles) , Mohawk Vista, CA (2.1 miles) , Clio, CA (2.3 miles) , C-Road, CA (2.3 miles) , Valley Ranch, CA (2.3 miles) .

Latitude: 39.79 N, Longitude: 120.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Iron Horse household income distribution Iron Horse home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (56%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Retail trade (53%)
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electricians (16%)
  • Construction laborers (12%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (12%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (18%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)

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

Average climate in Iron Horse, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Iron Horse-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 711% 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 183.0 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 165.8 miles away from Iron Horse center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 156.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 274.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 139.3 miles away from Iron Horse 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 193.0 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plumas County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 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 Iron Horse:

  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 40 miles; Reno, NV; Full-time enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 41 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Western Nevada College (about 57 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • Butte College (about 62 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • California State University-Chico (about 72 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Yuba College (about 73 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 79 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)

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Notable location: Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Protection District Station 3 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Plumas 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 2012 was 54.8. This is better than average.

City:

54.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.5%
Whole state:  7.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Iron Horse compared to California state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Iron Horse CDP (based on Plumas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.52%
Here: 29.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of God
Adherents48.8%14.0%12.2%9.1%5.1%
Congregations12.1%15.2%12.1%12.1%12.1%
NameVineyard USALutheran ChurchChurches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.0%1.9%1.9%1.8%3.3%
Congregations3.0%9.1%6.1%3.0%15.2%
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: 12
Plumas County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Plumas County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Plumas County:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Here:

18.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Plumas County:

26.0%
California:

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

13.9%
State:

17.9%

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
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 Butte County, CA  0.59% ($30,372 average AGI)
from Washoe County, NV  0.59% ($35,372)
from Placer County, CA  0.26% ($54,368)


6.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.94%
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 Washoe County, NV  0.93% ($40,681 average AGI)
to Butte County, CA  0.89% ($25,197)
to Lassen County, CA  0.35% ($34,731)

Strongest AM radio stations in Iron Horse:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KIHM (920 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Iron Horse:

  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KHXR (94.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KNHK (92.9 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTKE (101.5 FM; TRUCKEE, CA; Owner: TRUCKSTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNG-FM1 (101.3 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSN INC)

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  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity"
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