Onyx, California

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Population in 2010: 475.
Population change since 2000: -0.2%
Males: 225  (47.5%)
Females: 250  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

54.0 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 93255, 93283.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $34,285 (it was $16,058 in 2000)
Onyx:

$34,285
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $38,757 (it was $9,370 in 2000)

Onyx CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $64,379 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Onyx:

$64,379
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $150,271; detached houses: $197,621; mobile homes: $90,680
March 2019 cost of living index in Onyx: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 25.1%
(23.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Onyx, California as of February 04, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Onyx is 124 to 1.


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Ancestries: Scottish (23.9%), German (18.1%), American (16.4%), Welsh (7.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2800 feet

Land area: 11.6 square miles.

Population density: 41 people per square mile   (very low).

Onyx, California map

13 residents are foreign born (1.7% North America, 1.1% Europe).

This place:

2.7%
California:

26.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,423 (5.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $722 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Kern, CA (38.0 miles , pop. 69,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (51.2 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (111.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Bella Vista, CA (2.5 miles ),
Weldon, CA (2.7 miles ),
Mountain Mesa, CA (3.3 miles ),
Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA (3.4 miles ),
Kernville, CA (3.5 miles ),
Wofford Heights, CA (3.7 miles ),
Lake Isabella, CA (3.9 miles ),
Bodfish, CA (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 35.69 N, Longitude: 118.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Distribution of median household income in Onyx, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Onyx, CA in 2019
Onyx satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.4%
California:

7.9%
Most common industries in Onyx, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.5%)
  • Private households (8.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (7.8%)
  • Truck transportation (6.9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (21.2%)
  • Truck transportation (15.4%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (13.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (13.5%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (23.4%)
  • Private households (15.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (14.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Printing & related support activities (9.4%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Onyx, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (12.1%)
  • Other financial specialists (9.5%)
  • Extraction workers (9.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.8%)
  • Motor vehicle operators, except bus and truck drivers (7.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (28.8%)
  • Extraction workers (21.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (21.9%)
  • Other financial specialists (17.2%)
  • Motor vehicle operators, except bus and truck drivers (14.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (12.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)

Average climate in Onyx, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Onyx, California average temperatures Onyx, California average precipitation Onyx, California humidity Onyx, California wind speed Onyx, California snowfall Onyx, California sunshine Onyx, California clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Onyx-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 8481% 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 64.9 miles away from Onyx 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 141.2 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 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 129.4 miles away from Onyx center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 167.6 miles away from Onyx center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 309.2 miles away from Onyx center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 195.4 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 Kern County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 12, Floods: 12, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Onyx topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Onyx:

  • KERN VALLEY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT DP SNF (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LAKE ISABELLA, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Onyx:

  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 33 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,420)
  • Bakersfield College (about 47 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • Porterville College (about 52 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 56 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)
  • Antelope Valley College (about 70 miles; Lancaster, CA; FT enrollment: 9,206)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 76 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 6,982)
  • San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia (about 79 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 2,386)

Points of interest:

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Cemeteries: Indian Cemetery (1), Cottage Grove Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Onyx: Scodie 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
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

56.5%
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: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Onyx:

Marital status in Onyx, CA
  • Never married: 50.7%
  • Now married: 15.0%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 12.2%
  • Divorced: 19.4%

For population 25 years and over in Onyx:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 30.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 49.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Onyx, CA (based on Kern County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic245,83630
Evangelical Protestant114,724436
Other30,68783
Mainline Protestant7,45938
Black Protestant4,02625
Orthodox4503
None436,449-
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: 190
Here:

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.
California:

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
Here:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

8.0%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
California:

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

15.9%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

57.0%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.0%
California:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.1%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.6%
California:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Onyx:

32.1%
California:

31.5%

General health condition:
Onyx:

55.0%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Onyx:

76.8%
California:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Onyx, CA Residents

3.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,098 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($593 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.00% ($41,298 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.20% ($32,845)
from Ventura County, CA  0.14% ($44,824)


4.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($649 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.68% ($42,474 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.20% ($41,532)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($53,172)

Strongest AM radio stations in Onyx:

  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KQAB (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. AND KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Onyx:

  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KLOA-FM (104.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: ADELMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDUV (88.9 FM; VISALIA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTNG, INC.)
  • KRAJ (100.9 FM; JOHANNESBURG, CA; Owner: ADELMAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KGBM (89.7 FM; RANDSBURG, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KJUG-FM (106.7 FM; TULARE, CA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZIQ-FM (92.7 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: JAMES KNUDSEN & DONNA KNUDSEN)
  • K220EY (91.9 FM; PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFRB (91.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ-FM (107.9 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY, INC)
  • KUFW (90.5 FM; WOODLAKE, CA; Owner: NATIONAL FARM WORKERS SERVICE CENTER)
  • KISV (94.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KKZQ (100.1 FM; TEHACHAPI, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KGFM (101.5 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • KMQA (100.5 FM; EAST PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PORTERVILLE L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Onyx:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)

Onyx fatal accident list:

Sep 12, 2014 08:40 PM, Sr-178, Lat: 35.695611, Lon: -118.191519, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 25, 2005 07:55 PM, Sr-178, Lat: 35.696150, Lon: -118.193720, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 19, 2000 07:40 PM, Sr-178, Lat: 35.704207, Lon: -118.181253, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 3.0mTotal length
  • 140Total average daily traffic
  • 7Total average daily truck traffic
  • 384Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • ONYX, 11.5 Miles Sse Of (Lat: 35.536056 Lon: -118.140333), Overall height: 25.3 m, Call Sign: KNM69,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6071.20 MHz, 6108.30 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/1988, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 11/17/1998, Registrant: Pacific Bell, 2700 Watt Ave Rm 3082, Sacramento, CA 95851
  • HORSE PEAK, 10 Miles Ese Of (Lat: 35.587444 Lon: -118.115333), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: KVI37,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10955.0 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11115.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6226.89 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 03/16/2021, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, Certifier: Kevin Saville, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M St., Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • ONYX, 11.5 Miles Sse Of (Lat: 35.536056 Lon: -118.140333), Overall height: 25.3 m, Call Sign: WHR447,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6071.20 MHz, 6108.30 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/13/1994, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 07/22/1998, Registrant: At&t Communications Of California Inc, 1200 Peachtree St 15w27, Atlanta, GA 30309

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Onyx)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: QUICKSILVER SPRINT (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 447 (40 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5557D, N5557D, N-5557D, Serial Number: 52352, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 177, Onyx, CA 93255

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$112,320
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0052.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Onyx, CA
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Most common first names in Onyx, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1072.2 years
Charles975.2 years
William873.7 years
Robert670.0 years
James668.4 years
Helen586.8 years
George569.0 years
Harold567.2 years
Claude572.0 years
Grace578.0 years
Most common last names in Onyx, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sims877.5 years
Davis681.6 years
Smith675.2 years
Watson578.8 years
Cole474.8 years
Moore477.3 years
Johnson370.7 years
Watkins366.3 years
Dyer360.3 years
Barnes383.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Onyx, CA
  • 58.6%Wood
  • 25.1%Electricity
  • 16.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Onyx, CA
  • 100.0%Wood


Onyx compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 below state average.

Onyx on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of mobile homes (200+ housing units)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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