Onyx, California

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Population in 2010: 475. Population change since 2000: -0.2%
Males: 186  (39.3%)
Females: 289  (60.7%)
Median resident age:  54.9 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 93255, 93283.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,553 (it was $16,058 in 2000)
Onyx:

$31,553
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,994 (it was $9,370 in 2000)

Onyx CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $88,814 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Onyx:

$88,814
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $183,882; Detached houses: $194,857; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,551; In 2-unit structures: $117,272; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $172,082; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $256,569; Mobile homes: $62,957; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $63,839
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  • Races in Onyx, CA (2010)

    Onyx races chart
    • 40284.6%White alone
    • 306.3%Two or more races
    • 306.3%Hispanic
    • 71.5%American Indian alone
    • 40.8%Black alone
    • 20.4%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Onyx: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.5%), Dutch (19.2%), French (6.1%), Irish (6.1%), Swedish (4.4%), Norwegian (3.4%).

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,CA real estate house value index trend

Onyx, California map

For population 25 years and over in Onyx:

  • High school or higher: 101.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 30.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 49.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Onyx CDP:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 24.2%



According to our research of California and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Onyx, California as of May 02, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Onyx to the number of sex offenders is 158 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,869 (1.9%)

Onyx satellite photo by USGS

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

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

10.2%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (59%)
  • Retail trade (41%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (69%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Business and financial operations occupations (59%)
  • Sales and related occupations (41%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (73%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Onyx, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Onyx-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 64.9 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 141.2 miles away from Onyx 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 the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 167.6 miles away from the city 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 (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).
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)

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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

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 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 43.9%
(47.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Onyx compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
California average:

15.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • No fuel used (32%)
  • Other fuel (22%)
  • Wood (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Onyx CDP (based on Kern County data)

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
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 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)

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: 6241.70 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 6301.01 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11115.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz... (+5 more)
    Grant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Verizon California Inc., Shawmut Ave And Nash, 02 Floor, New Bedford, MA 02746, Phone: (617) 733-1049, 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:

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

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
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

Onyx on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Private households"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #82 (93283) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Armenian first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #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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