Mad River, California

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Population in July 2007: 897.
Males: 463  (51.7%)
Females: 434  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  44.5 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip code: 95526

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,099 (it was $24,474 in 2000)
Mad River:

$32,099
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,514 (it was $13,641 in 2000)

Mad River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $233,942 (it was $92,200 in 2000)
Mad River:

$233,942
CA:

$373,100
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  • Races in Mad River, CA (2000)

    Mad River races chart
    • 71585.3%White alone
    • 597.0%American Indian alone
    • 344.1%Two or more races
    • 182.1%Hispanic
    • 60.7%Other race alone
    • 40.5%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone
    • 10.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Mad River detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mad River: 106.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 830.9 square miles.

Population density: 1.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mad River, California map

For population 25 years and over in Mad River:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 33.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mad River CCD:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

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

Mad River CCD:  0.7% ($650)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Mad River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redding, CA (54.7 miles , pop. 80,865).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (154.4 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (506.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Ruth, CA (0.6 miles) , Alderpoint, CA (4.0 miles) , Oak Glen, CA (4.7 miles ), Hayfork, CA (4.8 miles ), Phillipsville, CA (5.0 miles) , Hyampom, CA (5.0 miles ), Miranda, CA (5.1 miles ), Benbow, CA (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 40.27 N, Longitude: 123.33 W

Area code: 707

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • U. S. Postal service (10%)
  • Private households (8%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Mad River: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mad River, California

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Earthquake activity:

Mad River-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 514% 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 157.8 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 120.9 miles away from Mad River 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 39.6 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 106.4 miles away from Mad River center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (6.1 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 153.3 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 Trinity County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mad River:

  • College of the Redwoods (about 55 miles; Eureka, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,410)
  • Humboldt State University (about 58 miles; Arcata, CA; FT enrollment: 7,353)
  • Shasta College (about 59 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • Mendocino College (about 75 miles; Ukiah, CA; FT enrollment: 2,263)
  • California State University-Chico (about 87 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Butte College (about 99 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Yuba College (about 124 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)

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Notable locations in Mad River: Windy Nip (A), Sportshaven (B), Mad River Campground (C), Feldmiller Ranch (D), Sand Place (E), Cobb Ranch (F), Mad River Campground (G), Grunerts Place (H), Mad River Ranger Station (I), Southern Trinity Area Rescue (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Lamb Creek (A), Hastings Creek (B), Rock Creek (C), Olsen Creek (D), Maynard Creek (E), Grace Creek (F), Cherry Glade Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Trinity 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:  2.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  54.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.1%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

26.6%
Whole state:

14.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.4%
Whole state:

6.3%
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
5 people in other group homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
California average:

16.1

Mad River travel time to work - commute Mad River 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 Mad River CCD (based on Trinity County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant96114
Other4127
Catholic2693
Mainline Protestant1662
None11,978-
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
Trinity County:

4.24 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

8.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Trinity County:

23.2%
California:

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

19.7%
State:

17.9%

7.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,949 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.00%
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 Shasta County, CA  1.17% ($32,696 average AGI)
from Humboldt County, CA  1.05% ($35,976)


7.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,173 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
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 Shasta County, CA  1.73% ($32,441 average AGI)
to Humboldt County, CA  0.69% ($33,667)
to Siskiyou County, CA  0.31% ($33,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mad River:

  • KNCR (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FORTUNA, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KNRO (1670 AM; 10 kW; REDDING, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KWSW (790 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KINS (980 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mad River:

  • KHUM (104.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLVG (103.7 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMUD (91.1 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • K201HL (88.1 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K235AM (94.9 FM; GARBERVILLE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHRD (103.1 FM; WEAVERVILLE, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KNCQ (97.3 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF REDDING, LLC)
  • K232CW (94.3 FM; HAYFORK, CA; Owner: RESEARCH FOUNDATION, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K225AJ (92.9 FM; BURNEY/REDDING, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K209EU (89.7 FM; LAYTONVILLE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHKL (91.9 FM; LAYTONVILLE, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K259AL (99.7 FM; WILLOW CREEK, CA; Owner: KHSU-FM, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KEKA-FM (101.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • K211DJ (90.1 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMKX (93.5 FM; WILLITS, CA; Owner: RADIO MILLENNIUM L L C)
  • KNHT (107.3 FM; RIO DELL, CA; Owner: SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY)
  • KTHU (100.7 FM; CORNING, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KWCA (101.1 FM; WEAVERVILLE, CA; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KXGO (93.1 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKHB (105.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 15m49ftTotal length
  • 1,431Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,210Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Ruth Dam Telemetry Sta 13 Km Se (Lat: 40.368472 Lon: -123.432528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: KHQ85
    Assigned Frequencies: 169.475 MHzGrant Date: 09/09/2003, Expiration Date: 08/27/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/04/2012, Certifier: Glen S NashRegistrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9468, Email:
  • Secondary State Rd Six Rivers National Forest (Lat: 40.458861 Lon: -123.523528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3.5 m, Call Sign: WQCZ922
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.650 MHzGrant Date: 07/05/2005, Expiration Date: 07/05/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/05/2005, Certifier: Kenneth O Bishop IiiRegistrant: Rws Services, 165 S. Fortuna Blvd, Fortuna, CA 95540, Phone: (707) 725-9702
  • Secondary State Rd Six Rivers National Forest (Lat: 40.458861 Lon: -123.523528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3.5 m, Call Sign: WQDA859
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.650 MHzGrant Date: 07/11/2005, Expiration Date: 07/11/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2015, Certifier: Kenneth O Bishop IiiRegistrant: Rws Services, 165 S. Fortuna Blvd, Fortuna, CA 95540, Phone: (707) 725-9702

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • MAD RIVER, State Highway 36 (Lat: 40.464083 Lon: -123.524556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQRF483
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/01/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: Steven A RegitzRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • MAD RIVER, Sr 36 Mad River (Lat: 40.458750 Lon: -123.523639), Overall height: 7.3 m, Call Sign: WAN95
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6123.10 MHzGrant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE6VMV, Grant Date: 06/27/1995, Expiration Date: 06/27/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/28/2007, Registrant: Michael A Fraser, Mad River, CA 95552
  • Call Sign: KF6EFP, Grant Date: 05/30/1996, Expiration Date: 05/30/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/31/2008, Registrant: Donna M Pollard Fraser, Mad River, CA 95552

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: DARLING ROBERT H KITFOX III (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21RD , Serial Number: 1059, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/1992
    Registrant (Individual): John M Middleton, Po Box 95, Mad River, CA 95552
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3607Z , Serial Number: 22-7495, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1960
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Don A Borden, 19791 Mad River Rd, Mad River, CA 95552, Other Owners: Sandra L Rasche
  • Aircraft: NORTH WING DESIGN APACHE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 777UL , Serial Number: 2C290537306, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Dustin B Collen, Po Box 142, Mad River, CA 95552

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mad River that have no violations reported:

  • RUTH LAKE RECREATION AREA (Address: c/o Ruth Lake CSD , Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RUTH LAKE MARINA (Address: c/o Ruth Lake CSD , Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JOURNEY S END RESORT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Mad River compared to California state average:

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