Lake Mathews, California

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Population in July 2007: 21,561.
Males: 10,942  (50.7%)
Females: 10,619  (49.3%)
Median resident age:  34.6 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip code: 92570

Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,728 (it was $48,679 in 2000)
Lake Mathews:

$59,728
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,786 (it was $17,682 in 2000)

Lake Mathews CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $256,830 (it was $157,600 in 2000)
Lake Mathews:

$256,830
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $469,859; Detached houses: $553,551; Townhouses or other attached units: $464,383; Mobile homes: $204,687; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,673
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  • White alone - 8,374 (51.2%)
  • Hispanic - 5,574 (34.1%)
  • Black alone - 1,427 (8.7%)
  • Two or more races - 538 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 272 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 97 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 54 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 15 (0.09%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lake Mathews: 254.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 77.4 square miles.

Population density: 278 people per square mile   (very low).

Lake Mathews, California map

For population 25 years and over in Lake Mathews:

  • High school or higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake Mathews CCD:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

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

Lake Mathews CCD:  0.9% ($1,454)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Lake Mathews satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elsinore Valley, CA (8.3 miles , pop. 70,763).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Riverside, CA (9.5 miles , pop. 255,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (60.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Mead Valley, CA (2.1 miles ), Woodcrest, CA (2.2 miles ), Good Hope, CA (2.6 miles ), Temescal Valley, CA (2.6 miles ), Meadowbrook, CA (2.8 miles ), March AFB, CA (2.8 miles ), Elsinore Valley, CA (2.9 miles ), Perris, CA (2.9 miles ).

Latitude: 33.81 N, Longitude: 117.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 909

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

8.4%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Lake Mathews, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lake Mathews-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 708% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from the city 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 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 124.1 miles away from Lake Mathews center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 72.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 104.7 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 4/21/1918 at 22:32:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 4.1 miles away from Lake Mathews 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) earthquake occurred 45.7 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 Riverside County (42) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 22, Floods: 17, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Lake Mathews:

  • AFVW HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; RIVERSIDE, CA)
  • CENTINELA GRAND INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PERRIS, CA)
  • FMC-RIVERSIDE (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; RIVERSIDE, CA)
  • VAN BUREN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; RIVERSIDE, CA)
  • RIVERSIDE PD CENTRAL (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; RIVERSIDE, CA)
  • INLAND VALLEY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; RIVERSIDE, CA)
  • ARLINGTON GARDENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RIVERSIDE, CA)

Amtrak stations near Lake Mathews:

  • 9 miles: MORENO VALLEY (ARCO MINI MART, 2624 E. ALESSANDRO BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones.
  • 9 miles: PERRIS (B.W. PERRIS INN, 480 REDLANDS AVE.) - Bus Station
  • 12 miles: RIVERSIDE (4066 VINE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lake Mathews:

  • California Baptist University (about 9 miles; Riverside, CA; Full-time enrollment: 6,085)
  • La Sierra University (about 10 miles; Riverside, CA; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Moreno Valley College (about 11 miles; Moreno Valley, CA; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Riverside City College (about 11 miles; Riverside, CA; FT enrollment: 10,661)
  • University of California-Riverside (about 12 miles; Riverside, CA; FT enrollment: 20,647)
  • Norco College (about 14 miles; Norco, CA; FT enrollment: 4,916)
  • Loma Linda University (about 18 miles; Loma Linda, CA; FT enrollment: 2,839)

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Notable locations in Lake Mathews: Cajalco Fire Station (A), Riverside County Fire Department Station 4 Cajalco (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lake Mathews: Hartford Spring County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Riverside 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 174. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

174
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.443. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.443
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 22.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.1
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.652. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.652
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 32.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00745
U.S.:

0.01468
Average household size:
This place:  3.7 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  83.9%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

13.5%
Whole state:

14.2%

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

6.0%
Whole state:

6.3%

People in group quarters in Lake Mathews in 2010:

  • 78 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Lake Mathews in 2000:

  • 64 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in nursing homes

Lake Mathews compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • 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:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lake Mathews CCD (based on Riverside County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.02%
Here: 43.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents65.6%5.2%3.3%3.0%2.2%
Congregations7.5%11.5%9.0%1.5%4.4%
NameAssemblies of God Charismatic Churches Independent Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents1.8%1.8%1.5%1.3%14.4%
Congregations7.2%0.7%1.4%1.5%55.3%
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: 330
Riverside County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 91
Riverside County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 311
Riverside County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,125
Here:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Riverside County:

24.5%
California:

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

15.2%
State:

17.9%

6.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Bernardino County, CA  1.45% ($40,820 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.38% ($43,924)
from Orange County, CA  1.03% ($49,190)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
California average:

5.12%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($396 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Bernardino County, CA  1.22% ($35,688 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.94% ($37,493)
to Orange County, CA  0.88% ($47,472)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Mathews:

  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPRO (1570 AM; 5 kW; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: OLIVE L. SHERBAN)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWRM (1370 AM; 5 kW; CORONA, CA; Owner: MAJOR MARKET STATIONS, INC.)
  • KXTA (1150 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KHPY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MORENO VALLEY, CA; Owner: DELBERT L. VAN VOORHIS)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KNX (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMPC (1540 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Mathews:

  • KOLA (99.9 FM; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: INLAND EMPIRE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KUCR (88.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF CA)
  • KVCR (91.9 FM; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KUOR-FM (89.1 FM; REDLANDS, CA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS)
  • KLRD (90.1 FM; YUCAIPA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCXX (103.9 FM; LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA; Owner: ALL-PRO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K295AI (106.9 FM; MUSCOY, CA; Owner: ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION, INC.)
  • KWRP (96.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: MAGIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K201AR (88.1 FM; BANNING, CA; Owner: KSGN, INC.)
  • K232CX (94.3 FM; DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KPLM-FM2 (106.1 FM; SAN JACINTO, CA; Owner: RM BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • K264AF (100.7 FM; GUASTI, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KCBS-FM (93.1 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KGGI (99.1 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLYY (97.5 FM; RIVERSIDE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K201CD (88.1 FM; VICTORVILLE, CA; Owner: SAN BERNARDINO COMMNTY COLLEGE DIST.)
  • KSCA (101.9 FM; GLENDALE, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLOS (95.5 FM; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KLOS-FM RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Mathews:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KHIZ (Channel 64; BARSTOW, CA; Owner: SUNBELT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVCR-TV (Channel 24; SAN BERNARDINO, CA; Owner: SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KBLM-LP (Channel 25; RIVERSIDE/PERRIS, CA; Owner: LOUIS MARTINEZ FAMILY GROUP, LLC)

Lake Mathews on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes) (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest tornado activity"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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