Potrero, California

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Population in 2010: 656.
Males: 370  (56.5%)
Females: 286  (43.5%)
Median resident age:

25.2 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 91963.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $83,985
Potrero:

$83,985
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $40,389

Potrero CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $619,300
Potrero:

$619,300
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $143,075; detached houses: $248,790; mobile homes: $87,547

Median gross rent in 2019: $740.

March 2019 cost of living index in Potrero: 111.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.9%
(75.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Potrero, California as of January 27, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Potrero is 231 to 1.


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Ancestries: Italian (3.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2323 feet

244 residents are foreign born (28.8% Latin America).

This place:

28.8%
California:

26.8%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: El Cajon, CA (24.3 miles , pop. 94,869).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Diego, CA (33.4 miles , pop. 1,223,400).

Nearest cities:

Campo, CA (2.9 miles ),
Mountain Empire, CA (3.6 miles ),
Pine Valley, CA (4.0 miles ),
Descanso, CA (4.1 miles ),
Jamul, CA (4.2 miles ),
Alpine, CA (4.3 miles ),
Harbison Canyon, CA (4.5 miles ),
Boulevard, CA (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 32.60 N, Longitude: 116.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 619

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

6.6%
California:

7.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 106. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

106
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.315. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.315
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.79
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.101. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.101
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 38.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 67.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

67.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.65
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00403. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00403
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Potrero-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 5496% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 109.3 miles away from Potrero 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 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 68.2 miles away from Potrero center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 49.9 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 132.5 miles away from Potrero center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 215.1 miles away from Potrero center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 58.5 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 San Diego County (39) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 21, Floods: 17, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Potrero:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Potrero:

  • Cuyamaca College (about 22 miles; El Cajon, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,270)
  • Southwestern College (about 23 miles; Chula Vista, CA; FT enrollment: 10,761)
  • Grossmont College (about 28 miles; El Cajon, CA; FT enrollment: 10,461)
  • San Diego State University (about 30 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 27,516)
  • San Diego City College (about 33 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 7,972)
  • University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus (about 33 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 5,159)
  • The Art Institute of California-Argosy University San Diego (about 34 miles; San Diego, CA; FT enrollment: 2,180)

Public elementary/middle school in Potrero:

  • POTRERO ELEMENTARY (Location: 24875 POTRERO VALLEY RD., Grades: KG-8)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Potrero: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Station 31 Potrero (A), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Station 39 Potrero (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Little Potrero Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Potrero include: Potrero County Park (1), Picnic Lake Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

San Diego County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

POTRERO GENERAL STORE (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-24-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-29-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-2008)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-25-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

3.5 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.5%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Potrero:

Marital status in Potrero, CA
  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

For population 25 years and over in Potrero:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.3
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Potrero, CA (based on San Diego County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic801,850115
Evangelical Protestant302,320974
Other161,530349
Mainline Protestant74,992211
Black Protestant10,85752
Orthodox7,82819
None1,735,936-
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: 574
Here:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 17
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 227
San Diego County:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 487
This county:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,238
San Diego County:

7.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Diego County:

22.2%
State:

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

16.0%
California:

17.9%

5.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
California average:

5.03%

0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,276 average AGI)
San Diego County:

0.24%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.44% ($67,532 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  0.34% ($60,457)
from Orange County, CA  0.29% ($85,709)


5.31% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,199 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.31%
California average:

5.21%

0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,280 average AGI)
San Diego County:

0.21%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Riverside County, CA  0.47% ($57,258 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.39% ($55,670)
to Orange County, CA  0.26% ($69,550)

Strongest AM radio stations in Potrero:

  • KFMB (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: MIDWEST TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCBQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KSDO (1130 AM; 10 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: HI-FAVOR BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KOGO (600 AM; 5 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPRZ (1210 AM; 20 kW; SAN MARCOS, CA; Owner: RADIO 1210, INC.)
  • KECR (910 AM; 5 kW; EL CAJON, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KURS (1040 AM; 5 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: QUETZAL BILINGUAL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPOP (1360 AM; 5 kW; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Potrero:

  • KHTS-FM (93.3 FM; EL CAJON, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K210CL (89.9 FM; LEMON GROVE, CA; Owner: SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KPBS-FM (89.5 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KLVJ (100.1 FM; JULIAN, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KLQV (102.9 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KLNV (106.5 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KGB-FM (101.5 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSON-FM (97.3 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA)
  • KWVE (107.9 FM; SAN CLEMENTE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF COSTA MESA)
  • KRTM (88.9 FM; TEMECULA, CA; Owner: PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIOZ (105.3 FM; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Potrero:

  • KSWB-TV (Channel 69; SAN DIEGO, CA; Owner: KSWB INC.)

Potrero fatal accident list:

Jun 16, 2007 10:55 PM, Sr-94, Potrero Valley Rd, Lat: 32.605044, Lon: -116.613228, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 30, 2001 03:35 PM, Sr-94, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.7mTotal length
  • 3,621Total average daily traffic
  • 121Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,109Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • POTREROCDFFFS, 25130 Highway 94 (Lat: 32.605194 Lon: -116.608917), Type: Pole, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: KPZ84,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.225 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.330 MHz, 159.345 MHz, Grant Date: 12/30/2011, Expiration Date: 03/06/2022, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Behind 25130 Hwy 94 (Lat: 32.606167 Lon: -116.608917), Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WPBJ542, Licensee ID: L00009514,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 159.225 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2002, Expiration Date: 12/23/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/23/2009, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95814-0282, Phone: (916) 657-9999
  • EMERYHILLSD, Emery Hill R S 1 Km Se Hwy 94 (Lat: 32.600611 Lon: -116.609472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.9 m, Call Sign: WQFS763,
    Assigned Frequencies: 852.037 MHz, 852.037 MHz, Grant Date: 07/06/2016, Expiration Date: 09/25/2026, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • POTRERO STA 31 CF, 25130 Highway 94 (Lat: 32.605389 Lon: -116.608944), Type: Building, Structure height: 8.3 m, Call Sign: WRAH916,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4960.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/21/2017, Expiration Date: 11/21/2027, Certifier: Anna Holmes, Registrant: County Of San Diego, 5595 Overland Ave, Suite#101, San Diego, CA 92123, Phone: (858) 256-2143, Fax: (858) 569-5905, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • EMERY HILL, Emery Hill .4 Mi Se Of (Lat: 32.600722 Lon: -116.609500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPNG272,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10578.1 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/31/2017, Expiration Date: 01/22/2028, Registrant: County Of San Diego, 5595 Overland Ave, Suite#101, San Diego, CA 92123, Phone: (858) 256-2143, Fax: (858) 569-5905, Email:
  • HWY 94/POTRE, 24961 Hwy 94 (Lat: 32.600833 Lon: -116.609583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 26.8 m, Call Sign: WQBL298,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/23/2014, Expiration Date: 10/28/2024, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • RESTO POTRERO, Resto Poterro (Lat: 32.600750 Lon: -116.609639), Type: Pole, Structure height: 10.1 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WQXW275,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19525.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/27/2016, Expiration Date: 07/27/2016, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2016, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 15. The highest number of reported fires - 46 took place in 2007, and the least - 5 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Potrero, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (57.4%), and Structure Fires (31.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Potrero, CA
    • 12457.4%Outside Fires
    • 6731.0%Structure Fires
    • 156.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 104.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Potrero, CA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Potrero, CA
  • 58.8%Electricity
  • 22.7%Utility gas
  • 18.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Potrero, CA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Potrero 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.

Potrero on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Mexico (population 500+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Central America (population 500+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Americas (population 500+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Latin America (population 500+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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