Pioneer, California

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Population in 2010: 1,094.
Males: 580  (53.1%)
Females: 514  (46.9%)
Median resident age:

44.6 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 95689.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,115
Pioneer:

$67,115
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,097

Pioneer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $353,145
Pioneer:

$353,145
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $316,968; detached houses: $331,166; mobile homes: $74,975

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,008.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pioneer: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.6%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)

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  • Races in Pioneer, CA (2019)
    • 1,07877.3%White alone
    • 19514.0%Hispanic
    • 825.9%Two or more races
    • 110.8%American Indian alone
    • 60.4%Black alone

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



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Pioneer, California as of January 31, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pioneer is 82 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (19.5%), European (18.4%), Scottish (17.1%), English (4.8%), French Canadian (4.0%), Portuguese (4.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

76 residents are foreign born (4.2% Europe, 1.2% North America).

This place:

5.5%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,633 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,299 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South El Dorado, CA (18.1 miles , pop. 78,296).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (49.4 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (324.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Red Corral, CA (1.5 miles ),
West Point, CA (1.8 miles ),
Volcano, CA (1.8 miles),
Pine Grove, CA (2.2 miles ),
Rail Road Flat, CA (2.9 miles ),
Pine Grove-Silver Lake, CA (3.0 miles ),
Fiddletown, CA (3.3 miles ),
Mokelumne Hill, CA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 38.43 N, Longitude: 120.57 W

Area code: 209

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

7.0%
California:

7.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 87.0. This is about average.

City:

87.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.203. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.203
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Pioneer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7866% 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 135.3 miles away from Pioneer center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 217.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 252.8 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 134.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 112.5 miles away from Pioneer center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 244.6 miles away from Pioneer 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 Amador County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 5, Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Pioneer:

  • UNITED HOME CARE OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; JACKSON, CA)
  • KIT CARSON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; JACKSON, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pioneer:

  • Folsom Lake College (about 35 miles; Folsom, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,308)
  • Sierra College (about 43 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • American River College (about 45 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • Cosumnes River College (about 47 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 9,327)
  • California State University-Sacramento (about 47 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 22,234)
  • Sacramento City College (about 51 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 15,963)
  • San Joaquin Delta College (about 51 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 12,167)

Public elementary/middle school in Pioneer:

  • PIONEER ELEMENTARY (Location: 24625 HIGHWAY 88, Grades: KG-6)

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Notable location: Amador Fire Protection District Station 112 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: AJ'sLoveNotes (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 26517 Fernridge Road).

Amador County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pioneer and their reported violations in the past:

COOK S STATION (Population served: 1,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (DEC-08-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Site Visit (enforcement) (DEC-08-2008), St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HAM S STATION (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • DEER RIDGE INN (Population served: 1,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.5%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Pioneer (2011 data):

  • American River Bank: Buckhorn Branch at 26395 Buckhorn Ridge Road, branch established on 1983/11/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $581.6 mil, Deposits: $467.4 mil, headquarters in Sacramento, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: American River Bankshares

For population 15 years and over in Pioneer:

Marital status in Pioneer, CA
  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Pioneer:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pioneer, CA (based on Amador County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,8876
Evangelical Protestant3,28828
Other1,2166
Mainline Protestant7666
Orthodox1501
None28,784-
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: 12
Here:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Amador County:

9.84 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

8.7%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.1%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
California:

17.9%

7.36% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,391 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.36%
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 Sacramento County, CA  1.54% ($55,019 average AGI)
from Calaveras County, CA  0.73% ($49,088)
from San Joaquin County, CA  0.56% ($61,367)


5.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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  1.22% ($55,533 average AGI)
to Calaveras County, CA  0.57% ($46,392)
to El Dorado County, CA  0.37% ($50,745)

Businesses in Pioneer, CA

  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pioneer:

  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KLIB (1110 AM; 10 kW; ROSEVILLE, CA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pioneer:

  • KOSL (94.3 FM; JACKSON, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KBYN (95.9 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KBYN, INC.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXSR (91.7 FM; GROVELAND, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO)
  • KKBN (93.5 FM; TWAIN HARTE, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K214DX (90.7 FM; PINE GROVE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KCVR-FM (98.9 FM; COLUMBIA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KCFA (106.1 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KCFA, INC.)
  • KCCL-FM (101.9 FM; SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZSQ-FM (92.7 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHOP (95.1 FM; OAKDALE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KEDR (88.1 FM; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Pioneer:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, INC.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KUVS (Channel 19; MODESTO, CA; Owner: KUVS LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • KCRA-TV (Channel 3; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KQCA (Channel 58; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: KCRA HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KTXL (Channel 40; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CHANNEL 40, INC.)
  • KMAX-TV (Channel 31; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: UPN STATIONS GROUP INC.)
  • KVIE (Channel 6; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KVIE, INC.)
  • KGTN-LP (Channel 62; PLACERVILLE, CA; Owner: PRAISE THE LORD STUDIO CHAPEL)
  • KEZT-CA (Channel 23; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SACRAMENTO LLC)

Pioneer fatal accident list:

Jun 17, 2015 09:20 AM, Sr-88, Lat: 38.433236, Lon: -120.563092, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 16, 2007 07:25 PM, Sr-88, Lat: 38.435642, Lon: -120.558247, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 2, 2006 12:15 AM, Sr-88, Lat: 38.424790, Lon: -120.593960, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 15, 1998 07:00 PM, Sr-88, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 4, 1998 06:10 PM, Sr-88, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Dew Drop Ranger Station (Lat: 38.516083 Lon: -120.480750), Type: Mast, Structure height: 49.1 m, Call Sign: KNKN510
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • 23320 Red Corral Road (Lat: 38.407694 Lon: -120.606028), Call Sign: KNKN240
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2020, Expiration Date: 10/01/2030, Certifier: Gregory M RomanoRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

102 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pioneer)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pioneer)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 33. The highest number of reported fires - 49 took place in 2013, and the least - 26 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Pioneer, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (50.5%), and Structure Fires (36.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pioneer, CA
    • 23250.5%Outside Fires
    • 16636.2%Structure Fires
    • 5411.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 71.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pioneer, CA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pioneer, CA
  • 51.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 41.7%Wood
  • 5.1%Electricity
  • 1.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pioneer, CA
  • 80.4%Wood
  • 19.6%Electricity


Pioneer compared to California state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Pioneer on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Portugal (population 500+)"
There are 12 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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