Meadow Valley, California

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Population in 2010: 464.
Population change since 2000: -19.3%
Males: 228  (49.2%)
Females: 236  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

58.0 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95971.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,375 (it was $33,571 in 2000)
Meadow Valley:

$65,375
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $42,831 (it was $19,726 in 2000)

Meadow Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $265,729 (it was $126,000 in 2000)
Meadow Valley:

$265,729
CA:

$509,400
March 2019 cost of living index in Meadow Valley: 97.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.6%
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  • Races in Meadow Valley, CA (2010)
    • 42391.2%White alone
    • 214.5%Hispanic
    • 112.4%Two or more races
    • 91.9%American Indian alone

Races in Meadow Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Meadow Valley, California as of January 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Meadow Valley is 225 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (14.3%), European (13.1%), Northern European (12.5%), Portuguese (11.9%), Polish (11.3%), English (9.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 3782 feet

Land area: 8.49 square miles.

Population density: 55 people per square mile   (very low).

Meadow Valley, California map

10 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 1.3% North America).

This place:

2.6%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,837 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,506 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chico, CA (43.3 miles , pop. 59,954).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (98.0 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (431.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Twain, CA (2.4 miles),
Quincy, CA (2.5 miles ),
Keddie, CA (2.7 miles),
Bucks Lake, CA (2.8 miles),
Paxton, CA (2.8 miles),
East Quincy, CA (2.9 miles ),
Indian Falls, CA (3.0 miles),
Caribou, CA (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 39.94 N, Longitude: 121.06 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Distribution of median household income in Meadow Valley, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Meadow Valley, CA in 2017
Meadow Valley satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

12.8%
California:

4.6%
Most common industries in Meadow Valley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.0%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.6%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (16.4%)
  • Construction (15.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.3%)
  • Wood products (11.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.4%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.9%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Meadow Valley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.4%)
  • Legal support workers (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (10.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Legal support workers (12.3%)
  • Registered nurses (11.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (11.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.7%)

Average climate in Meadow Valley, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Meadow Valley, California average temperatures Meadow Valley, California average precipitation Meadow Valley, California humidity Meadow Valley, California wind speed Meadow Valley, California snowfall Meadow Valley, California sunshine Meadow Valley, California clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 53.8. This is better than average.

City:

53.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Meadow Valley-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 694% 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 169.7 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 192.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 242.6 miles away from Meadow Valley 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 161.5 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 187.6 miles away from the city center
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 188.6 miles away from Meadow Valley 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 Plumas County (13) is near the US average (13).
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).
Meadow Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Meadow Valley:

  • QUINCY HOME MEDICAL SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; QUINCY, CA)
  • COUNTRY VILLA QUINCY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; QUINCY, CA)
  • INDIAN VALLEY HOSPITAL D P SNF (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GREENVILLE, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meadow Valley:

  • Butte College (about 37 miles; Oroville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 8,649)
  • California State University-Chico (about 45 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Yuba College (about 62 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 72 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 72 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Sierra College (about 80 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Shasta College (about 82 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Meadow Valley Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Silver Creek (A), Schneider Creek (B), Pineleaf Creek (C), Clear Creek (D). Display/hide their locations 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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Meadow Valley and their reported violations in the past:

PG&E LAKESHORE RESORT (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from OCT-24-2005 to JUL-01-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between AUG-22-2005 and SEP-22-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between AUG-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
UC BERKELEY FORESTRY CAMP (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-13-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-13-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2008)
TEN-TWO BAR & GRILL (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-31-2012)
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

55.0%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Meadow Valley:

Marital status in Meadow Valley, CA
  • Never married: 11.5%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

For population 25 years and over in Meadow Valley:

  • High school or higher: 98.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.2%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Meadow Valley, CA (based on Plumas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,66723
Catholic1,2164
Mainline Protestant8468
Other7646
None15,514-
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: 12
Plumas County:

5.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
California:

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

18.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Plumas County:

7.7%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Plumas County:

26.0%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Plumas County:

13.9%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.9%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.2%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Meadow Valley:

28.8
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.4%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Meadow Valley:

6.9%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Meadow Valley:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.2%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
This city:

57.0%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Meadow Valley:

77.1%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Meadow Valley, CA Residents

6.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Washoe County, NV  0.94% ($44,221 average AGI)
to Butte County, CA  0.47% ($33,794)
to Lassen County, CA  0.37% ($47,926)

Strongest AM radio stations in Meadow Valley:

  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KPAY (1290 AM; 5 kW; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Meadow Valley:

  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K205EJ (88.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTOR (99.7 FM; WESTWOOD, CA; Owner: SIERRA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBNF (98.9 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K209AY (89.7 FM; CHESTER, CA; Owner: THE UNIV. FOUND. CA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHHZ (97.7 FM; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K216CF (91.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLVC (88.3 FM; MAGALIA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KYIX (104.9 FM; SOUTH OROVILLE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KZAP (96.7 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC.)
  • K258AQ (99.5 FM; YANKEE HILL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHSL-FM (103.5 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCHO (91.7 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: UNIV. FOUNDATION/CA. ST. UNIV. CHICO)
  • KMXI (95.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRDG (105.3 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KFMF (93.9 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, 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)

TV broadcast stations around Meadow Valley:

  • K11JU (Channel 11; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF CHICO-REDDING)

Meadow Valley fatal accident list:

Aug 4, 2007 06:40 PM, Bucks Lake Rd, Lat: 39.943875, Lon: -121.055669, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.0mTotal length
  • $134,000Total costs
  • 2,270Total average daily traffic
  • 87Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,787Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Frenchman Hill 18 Km Sw (Lat: 39.852667 Lon: -121.246361), Type: Building, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KHI57,
    Assigned Frequencies: 169.475 MHz, Grant Date: 09/20/2004, Expiration Date: 08/06/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/13/2011, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9468, Email:
  • Lat: 39.907194 Lon: -121.116250, Call Sign: WQMF522,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.750 MHz, 159.840 MHz, 160.020 MHz, 160.035 MHz, 160.065 MHz, Grant Date: 07/26/2010, Expiration Date: 07/26/2020, Certifier: Jeff Iverson, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • BUCKS LAKE AREA, 16860 Bucks Lake Road (Lat: 39.866556 Lon: -121.167750), Call Sign: WQXY478,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.925 MHz, 151.745 MHz, Grant Date: 07/14/2016, Expiration Date: 07/14/2026, Certifier: David Norton, Registrant: Sierra Electronics, 690 E Glendale Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431, Phone: (775) 359-1121, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Meadow Valley)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4787Z , Serial Number: 22-8351, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 11/18/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Larry G Parker, Po Box 369, Meadow Valley, CA 95956
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8311W , Serial Number: 28-2483, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 08/04/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Charles Mikael Alford, Po Box 143, Meadow Valley, CA 95956

Most common first names in Meadow Valley, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Richard571.2 years
Donald470.0 years
Charles374.3 years
George367.7 years
Ada290.0 years
Earl270.5 years
Harold248.9 years
Howard278.0 years
Clarence271.0 years
Francis272.0 years
Most common last names in Meadow Valley, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mcelroy379.7 years
Richards355.3 years
Childs276.5 years
Brown283.5 years
Burnham263.0 years
Finch268.5 years
Hays273.5 years
Clark275.1 years
Hoad278.0 years
Dennis293.5 years
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Meadow Valley, CA
  • 52.3%Wood
  • 24.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Other fuel


Meadow Valley compared to California 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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