Mineral, California

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Population in 2010: 123. Population change since 2000: -14.0%
Males: 65  (53.5%)
Females: 58  (46.5%)
Median resident age:  49.6 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 96061, 96063.

Mineral Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,718 (it was $39,107 in 2000)
Mineral:

$43,718
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,477 (it was $20,865 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $148,466 (it was $98,900 in 2000)
Mineral:

$148,466
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $157,820; Detached houses: $155,147

Median gross rent in 2013: $669.

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  • Races in Mineral, CA (2010)

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    • 11291.1%White alone
    • 54.1%Two or more races
    • 43.3%Hispanic
    • 10.8%American Indian alone
    • 10.8%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mineral: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.9%), German (20.5%), United States (11.2%), Irish (10.1%), Dutch (3.1%), Swedish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 4907 feet

Land area: 44.5 square miles.

Population density: 2.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Mineral, California map

For population 25 years and over in Mineral:

  • High school or higher: 100.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.1%
  • Unemployed: 16.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mineral CDP:

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 72.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

1 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,085 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,099 (0.4%)

Mineral satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chico, CA (44.9 miles , pop. 59,954).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (124.6 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (467.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: East Tehama, CA (3.5 miles ), Warner Valley, CA (3.5 miles) , Manton, CA (4.0 miles ), Chester, CA (4.2 miles ), Paynes Creek, CA (4.3 miles) , Shingletown, CA (4.3 miles ), Butte Meadows, CA (4.4 miles) , Lake Almanor West, CA (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 40.36 N, Longitude: 121.57 W

Area code: 530

Mineral household income distribution Mineral home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.4%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)

Average climate in Mineral, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mineral-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below California state average. It is 535% 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 180.1 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 210.9 miles away from Mineral center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 214.4 miles away from the city 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 131.8 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 152.4 miles away from Mineral center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 198.0 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 Tehama County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Fires: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mineral topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mineral:

  • Shasta College (about 44 miles; Redding, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,645)
  • California State University-Chico (about 46 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 14,838)
  • Butte College (about 50 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • Yuba College (about 86 miles; Marysville, CA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 109 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 15,092)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 109 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 6,919)
  • Sierra College (about 110 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)

Public elementary/middle school in Mineral:

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Notable locations in Mineral: Brokenshire Picnic Area (A), Lassen Volcanic National Park Headquarters (B), Mill Creek Campground (C), Hole in the Ground Campground (D), Mineral Work Center (E), Bear Wallow Campground (F), Black Oak Campground (G), Bluff Falls Campground (H), Camp Tehama (I), Cowslip Campground (J), Dry Lake Campground (K), Mineral Ranger Station (L), Circle S Ranch (M), Lassen Volcanic National Park Fire Management (N), Tehama County Fire Department Station 20 Mineral (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Huckleberry Lake (A), McGowan Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Summit Creek (A), Nanny Creek (B), Martin Creek (C), Canyon Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tehama County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 42.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 18.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.0
U.S.:

20.2

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

  • LASSEN VNP - MANZANITA LAKE (Population served: 600, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • LASSEN VNP - LOST CREEK (Population served: 340, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • LASSEN VNP - SUMMIT LAKE (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • LASSEN VNP - BUTTE LAKE (Population served: 240, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • LASSEN VNP - SOUTHWEST/CHALET (Population served: 145, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • LASSEN VNP - DRAKESBAD (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.4%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.3%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.7%
Whole state:  7.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Mineral compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
California average:

15.4

Mineral travel time to work - commute Mineral mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Coal or coke (15%)
  • No fuel used (8%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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 Mineral CDP (based on Tehama County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,2433
Evangelical Protestant4,10039
Other2,1306
Mainline Protestant1,28011
Orthodox201
None44,690-
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: 11
Tehama County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Tehama County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Tehama County:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Tehama County:

25.5%
California:

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

13.3%
State:

17.9%

6.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
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  1.36% ($36,655 average AGI)
from Butte County, CA  0.71% ($29,587)
from Glenn County, CA  0.29% ($32,018)


6.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,937 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
California average:

5.12%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($361 average AGI)
Tehama County:

0.07%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shasta County, CA  1.47% ($32,605 average AGI)
to Butte County, CA  0.91% ($22,685)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.27% ($29,346)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mineral:

  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNRO (1670 AM; 10 kW; REDDING, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KVIP (540 AM; 3 kW; REDDING, CA; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KPAY (1290 AM; 5 kW; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPCO (1370 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, CA; Owner: CAROUSEL BROADCASTING, 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 Mineral:

  • KRDG (105.3 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KLVB-FM (102.7 FM; RED BLUFF, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • 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)
  • KKXS (96.1 FM; SHINGLETOWN, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KLVC (88.3 FM; MAGALIA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K216CF (91.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC.)
  • KHRD (103.1 FM; WEAVERVILLE, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KNCQ (97.3 FM; REDDING, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF REDDING, LLC)
  • KHJQ (92.3 FM; SUSANVILLE, CA; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZAP (96.7 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC.)
  • KNCA (89.7 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER ED.)
  • KHSL-FM (103.5 FM; PARADISE, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRRX (106.1 FM; BURNEY, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF REDDING, INC.)
  • KCHO (91.7 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: UNIV. FOUNDATION/CA. ST. UNIV. CHICO)
  • KMXI (95.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFMF (93.9 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF CHICO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Mineral:

  • KNVN (Channel 24; CHICO, CA; Owner: CHICO LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • K05JK (Channel 5; MINERAL, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $40,000Total costs
  • 1,530Total average daily traffic
  • 171Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,474Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 3 Miles Ene Of (Lat: 40.355722 Lon: -121.545528), Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: KNKN229
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/09/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpahretta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lassen Lodge Fire Sta Hwy 36 6 Mi W (Lat: 40.344889 Lon: -121.712194), Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: KGR26
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.285 MHz, 159.330 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/29/2011, Expiration Date: 02/26/2022
    Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9233, Email:
  • TURNERMTTEH, Turner Mountain 5 Km S (Lat: 40.299056 Lon: -121.617250), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.2 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WNZJ451
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.460 MHz, 151.370 MHz, 151.460 MHz, 151.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/31/2003, Expiration Date: 02/10/2014
    Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 657-6153, Fax: (916) 657-9233, Email:
  • Lassen Lodge Telemetry Sta 6 Mi W (Lat: 40.342944 Lon: -121.713028), Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WPBG926, Licensee ID: L00009514
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.370 MHz, 159.285 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/2002, Expiration Date: 12/09/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/23/2009
    Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95814-0282, Phone: (916) 657-9999

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • MORGAN SUMT, Morgan Summit 3 Miles Ene Of (Lat: 40.355556 Lon: -121.545528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WHA573, Licensee ID: L00007521
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 17760.0 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6404.79 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Citizens Telecommunications Company Of California, Inc.
  • MINERAL, Mineral Central Office Complex (Lat: 40.345139 Lon: -121.602194), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WHA574
    Assigned Frequencies: 19320.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Frontier Communications Corporation, 250 South Franklin, Cookeville, TN 38501, Phone: (931) 528-1584, Fax: (931) 528-1581, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: AB7AK, Previous Call Sign: N6YGB, Licensee ID: L00748672
    Grant Date: 10/21/2003, Expiration Date: 12/14/2013
    Registrant: Paul Walkewicz, Mineral, CA 96063
  • Call Sign: WB6FDG, Licensee ID: L01122350
    Grant Date: 02/28/2006, Expiration Date: 03/19/2016
    Registrant: James R Spliethof, Mineral, CA 96063
  • Call Sign: KI6MGK, Licensee ID: L00823246
    Grant Date: 10/19/2007, Expiration Date: 10/19/2017, Certifier: Robert F Blank
    Registrant: Robert F Blank, Mineral, CA 96063

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8379A , Serial Number: 25231, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Clair A Roberts, Po Box 163, Mineral, CA 96063, Other Owners: Elizabeth A Roberts

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