Mountain Mesa, California

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Population in 2010: 777. Population change since 2000: +8.5%
Males: 443  (57.1%)
Females: 334  (42.9%)
Median resident age:  49.8 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 93240.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,228 (it was $23,875 in 2000)
Mountain Mesa:

$34,228
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,721 (it was $13,759 in 2000)

Mountain Mesa CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $165,290 (it was $94,400 in 2000)
Mountain Mesa:

$165,290
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $174,720; Detached houses: $195,327; Mobile homes: $89,409

Median gross rent in 2012: $795.

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Mountain Mesa races chart
  • White alone - 647 (83.3%)
  • Hispanic - 77 (9.9%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (3.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.3%)

Races in Mountain Mesa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mountain Mesa: 101.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.7%), Italian (17.5%), United States (14.3%), German (9.6%), Portuguese (7.7%), French (6.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2663 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 903 people per square mile   (low).

Mountain Mesa,CA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Mountain Mesa:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mountain Mesa CDP:

  • Never married: 34.4%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

7 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.7%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Mountain Mesa, California as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mountain Mesa to the number of sex offenders is 259 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,458 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,109 (0.6%)

Mountain Mesa satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Kern, CA (40.3 miles , pop. 69,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (40.3 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (107.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA (1.0 miles ), Lake Isabella, CA (2.0 miles ), Weldon, CA (2.0 miles ), Bella Vista, CA (2.2 miles ), Bodfish, CA (2.3 miles ), Wofford Heights, CA (2.4 miles ), Kernville, CA (2.7 miles ), Onyx, CA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 35.64 N, Longitude: 118.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Mountain Mesa household income distribution Mountain Mesa home values distribution

Property values in Mountain Mesa, CA

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.2%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (42%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (78%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • 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
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (19%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)

Work and jobs in Mountain Mesa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mountain Mesa, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mountain Mesa-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 847% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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) earthquake occurred 146.3 miles away from Mountain Mesa 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 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 156.5 miles away from the city center
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 135.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 302.3 miles away from Mountain Mesa center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 103.0 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kern County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Fires: 9, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mountain Mesa topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mountain Mesa:

  • KERN VALLEY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT DP SNF (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LAKE ISABELLA, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mountain Mesa:

  • Bakersfield College (about 36 miles; Bakersfield, CA; Full-time enrollment: 10,325)
  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 42 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; FT enrollment: 2,420)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 45 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)
  • Porterville College (about 45 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • Antelope Valley College (about 68 miles; Lancaster, CA; FT enrollment: 9,206)
  • Taft College (about 69 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 70 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 6,982)

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Park in Mountain Mesa: Mountain Mesa Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Kern 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 15.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

15.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.3%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 78.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.2%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.3% of all households
62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
70 people in nursing homes in 2000

Mountain Mesa 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 below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Mountain Mesa travel time to work - commute Mountain Mesa mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Utility gas (16%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Other fuel (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mountain Mesa CDP (based on Kern County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.65%
Here: 43.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents58.3%10.0%4.8%3.6%3.0%
Congregations6.2%13.3%7.3%8.9%4.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents2.0%1.6%1.6%1.5%13.7%
Congregations0.8%7.7%2.9%3.7%45.1%
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: 190
Kern County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 63
Kern County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 165
Kern County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 362
Here:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kern County:

29.4%
California:

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

15.9%
State:

17.9%

4.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
California average:

5.03%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($715 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.07%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.95% ($35,127 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.21% ($34,469)
from San Diego County, CA  0.16% ($30,651)


4.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
California average:

5.12%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($649 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.08%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.83% ($36,085 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.17% ($31,995)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($39,032)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mountain Mesa:

  • KQAB (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. AND KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KGET (970 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mountain Mesa:

  • KVLI-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. AND KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • KCNQ (102.5 FM; KERNVILLE, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. & KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KFRB (91.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ-FM (107.9 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY, INC)
  • KISV (94.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KGFM (101.5 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDUV (88.9 FM; VISALIA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTNG, INC.)
  • KKZQ (100.1 FM; TEHACHAPI, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KJUG-FM (106.7 FM; TULARE, CA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220EY (91.9 FM; PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUFW (90.5 FM; WOODLAKE, CA; Owner: NATIONAL FARM WORKERS SERVICE CENTER)
  • KMQA (100.5 FM; EAST PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PORTERVILLE L.L.C.)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • K216EW (91.1 FM; KERNVILLE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KLOA-FM (104.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: ADELMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mountain Mesa:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • K08FX (Channel 8; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: SOUTH LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSN.)
  • K10GC (Channel 10; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: SOUTH LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSN.)
  • K12HL (Channel 12; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: SOUTH LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOC.)
  • KJOI-LP (Channel 34; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • KBAK-TV (Channel 29; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: WESTWIND COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE6IOX, Licensee ID: L00848705
    Grant Date: 04/19/2004, Expiration Date: 07/08/2014, Certifier: Rose Ann Burch
    Registrant: Rose Ann Burch, 4548 Mesa Dr, Mountain Mesa, CA 93240-9707
  • Call Sign: WA6JGB, Licensee ID: L01493684
    Grant Date: 05/23/2009, Expiration Date: 07/27/2019
    Registrant: Don K Burch, 4548 Mesa Drive, Mountain Mesa, CA 93240

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Mountain Mesa on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Top executives"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Lawyers"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Service occupations:"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #19 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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