Orick, California

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Population in 2010: 357.
Males: 153  (42.9%)
Females: 204  (57.1%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 95555.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,662
Orick:

$51,662
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,537

Orick CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $348,000
Orick:

$348,000
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $351,401; detached houses: $312,174; mobile homes: $550,359

Median gross rent in 2019: $798.

March 2019 cost of living index in Orick: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.1%
(27.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for American Indian residents, 23.7% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Orick, CA (2019)
    • 27871.1%White alone
    • 4712.0%Two or more races
    • 4511.5%American Indian alone
    • 174.3%Hispanic

Races in Orick 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 Orick, California as of January 27, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Orick is 142 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (17.1%), Dutch (10.6%), Portuguese (5.7%), English (4.9%), Swedish (3.3%), Norwegian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 34 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $856 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,935 (17.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Medford, OR (95.0 miles , pop. 63,154).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (233.6 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (586.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Big Lagoon, CA (3.1 miles),
Trinidad, CA (4.0 miles ),
Klamath, CA (4.1 miles ),
Westhaven-Moonstone, CA (4.2 miles ),
Trinity-Klamath, CA (4.4 miles ),
North Coastal, CA (4.5 miles ),
Fieldbrook, CA (4.7 miles ),
McKinleyville, CA (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 41.29 N, Longitude: 124.06 W

Area code: 707

Distribution of median household income in Orick, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Orick, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
California:

7.9%

Earthquake activity:

Orick-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 3767% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 87.9 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 17.5 miles away from Orick center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 234.2 miles away from Orick center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
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 64.8 miles away from Orick center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from Orick center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from Orick 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 Humboldt County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 7, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 5, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orick:

  • Humboldt State University (about 29 miles; Arcata, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • College of the Redwoods (about 42 miles; Eureka, CA; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Rogue Community College (about 86 miles; Grants Pass, OR; FT enrollment: 3,600)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 94 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Shasta College (about 102 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (about 136 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Mendocino College (about 152 miles; Ukiah, CA; FT enrollment: 2,263)

Public elementary/middle school in Orick:

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Notable locations in Orick: Hufford Ranch (A), Orick Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Skunk Cabbage Creek (A), Prairie Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Humboldt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

50.0%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

12.7%
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: 0.6% of all households
11 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Orick:

Marital status in Orick, CA
  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 32.5%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 23.1%

For population 25 years and over in Orick:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Orick, CA (based on Humboldt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,90113
Evangelical Protestant9,25697
Other5,37333
Mainline Protestant4,36433
Orthodox651
None105,664-
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: 46
Humboldt County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Humboldt County:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Here:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
This county:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 128
Here:

9.95 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

9.0%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Humboldt County:

23.7%
California:

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

15.6%
California:

17.9%

5.86% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
California average:

5.03%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.34% ($36,250 average AGI)
from San Diego County, CA  0.24% ($32,292)
from Shasta County, CA  0.22% ($49,624)


5.49% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
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 Sacramento County, CA  0.24% ($44,593 average AGI)
to Shasta County, CA  0.23% ($51,761)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.23% ($20,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orick:

  • KWSW (790 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KINS (980 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNCR (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FORTUNA, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGOE (1480 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KTMT (580 AM; 10 kW; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KAPL (1300 AM; 20 kW; PHOENIX, OR; Owner: APPLEGATE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KAJO (1270 AM; 10 kW; GRANTS PASS, OR; Owner: GRANTS PASS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orick:

  • K259AL (99.7 FM; WILLOW CREEK, CA; Owner: KHSU-FM, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K211DJ (90.1 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KXGO (93.1 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKHB (105.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KFMI (96.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • KRED-FM (92.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: BICOASTAL MEDIA LLC)
  • K216EC (91.1 FM; HAPPY CAMP, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHSU-FM (90.5 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K282AD (104.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMUE (88.3 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: REDWOOD COMMUNITY RADIO, INC)
  • K265BT (100.9 FM; ARCATA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KAJK-FM (99.1 FM; FERNDALE, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSLG-FM (94.1 FM; HYDESVILLE, CA; Owner: LOST COAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEKA-FM (101.5 FM; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KWPT (100.3 FM; FORTUNA, CA; Owner: S.T.E.G. BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KNHT (107.3 FM; RIO DELL, CA; Owner: SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY)
  • KZPN (91.5 FM; BAYSIDE, CA; Owner: COM. OF HUMBOLDT ED. ENHANC. RAD. SV)

Orick fatal accident list:

May 23, 2018 01:20 PM, Us-101, Lat: 41.299872, Lon: -124.050842, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Apr 20, 2010 10:58 AM, Us-101, Lat: 41.307286, Lon: -124.045203, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 11, 2009 00:01 AM, Us-101, Lat: 41.303394, Lon: -124.044442, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 11, 2007 87:99 PM, Us-101, Lat: 41.302497, Lon: -124.046067, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 34.7mTotal length
  • $1,171,000Total costs
  • 29,394Total average daily traffic
  • 4,181Total average daily truck traffic
  • 40,346Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Orick, CA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 41970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Orick, CA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Orick)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Orick, CA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • ORICK, Hilton Rd W Off Hwy 101 (Lat: 41.278889 Lon: -124.084722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 45.1 m, Overall height: 50 m, Call Sign: WPNN778,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, 6725.00 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/26/2018, Expiration Date: 06/15/2028, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • ORICK, 0.5 Mi E Of Us Hwy 101 1.4 Mi Wsw Of (Lat: 41.278833 Lon: -124.084778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 50 m, Call Sign: WPOS872,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz... (+18 more), Grant Date: 04/02/2019, Expiration Date: 04/23/2029, Certifier: John T Scott Iii, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • ORICK (CA240), 300 Hilton Road (Lat: 41.278694 Lon: -124.084361), Type: Pole, Structure height: 36.9 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WQFX835,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11545.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11625.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/27/2016, Expiration Date: 11/01/2026, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St., Rm 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:
  • ORICK, Hiltons Ranch (Lat: 41.280389 Lon: -124.084500), Type: Mast, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: KML50, Licensee ID: L00007521,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 5960.02 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 04/21/2021, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, Certifier: Kevin Saville, Registrant: Citizens Telecommunications Company Of California Inc.

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W6CCW, Previous Call Sign: KF6DRN, Licensee ID: L00253225, Grant Date: 10/21/2010, Expiration Date: 06/17/2020, Certifier: Larry A Netz, Registrant: Larry A Netz, Orick, CA 95555

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Orick, CA
  • 36.7%Electricity
  • 33.3%Wood
  • 30.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Orick, CA
  • 47.2%Wood
  • 25.8%Electricity
  • 15.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.9%No fuel used
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Orick compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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