Rail Road Flat, California

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Population in 2010: 475.
Population change since 2000: -13.5%
Males: 231  (48.8%)
Females: 244  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

66.4 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95248.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,978 (it was $35,938 in 2000)
Rail Road Flat:

$37,978
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,770 (it was $18,454 in 2000)

Rail Road Flat CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $275,379 (it was $156,800 in 2000)
Rail Road Flat:

$275,379
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $266,520; detached houses: $265,736

Median gross rent in 2017: $827.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rail Road Flat: 97.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.1%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Rail Road Flat, CA (2010)
    • 39583.2%White alone
    • 418.6%Hispanic
    • 204.2%Two or more races
    • 132.7%American Indian alone
    • 40.8%Asian alone
    • 20.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Rail Road Flat 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 Rail Road Flat, California as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rail Road Flat is 135 to 1.


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Ancestries: European (21.6%), Irish (17.5%), German (16.5%), English (13.4%), Scotch-Irish (9.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2606 feet

Land area: 32.8 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Rail Road Flat, California map

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.8%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,289 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South El Dorado, CA (26.3 miles , pop. 78,296).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Stockton, CA (49.4 miles , pop. 243,771).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (316.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Mountain Ranch, CA (2.2 miles ),
West Point, CA (2.3 miles ),
Red Corral, CA (2.8 miles ),
Pioneer, CA (2.9 miles ),
West Point-Wilseyville, CA (3.1 miles ),
Arnold, CA (3.2 miles ),
Pine Grove, CA (3.2 miles ),
Volcano, CA (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 38.32 N, Longitude: 120.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 209

Distribution of median household income in Rail Road Flat, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rail Road Flat, CA in 2017
Rail Road Flat satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
California:

4.6%
Most common industries in Rail Road Flat, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Private households (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.2%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Private households (20.5%)
  • Construction (15.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.5%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (21.8%)
  • Public administration (16.0%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (11.8%)
  • Social assistance (10.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.4%)
  • Beverage & tobacco products (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Rail Road Flat, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.2%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (15.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7.0%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (16.0%)
  • Cashiers (8.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Customer service representatives (7.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.7%)

Average climate in Rail Road Flat, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 0.218. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.218
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 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 12.6 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 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Rail Road Flat-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 791% 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 137.4 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 244.7 miles away from Rail Road Flat center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 132.0 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 108.7 miles away from the city 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 237.6 miles away from Rail Road Flat 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 Calaveras County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Fires: 4, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Rail Road Flat:

  • MARK TWAIN CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SAN ANDREAS, CA)
  • MARK TWAIN MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; SAN ANDREAS, CA)
  • KIT CARSON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; JACKSON, CA)
  • UNITED HOME CARE OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; JACKSON, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rail Road Flat:

  • Folsom Lake College (about 41 miles; Folsom, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,308)
  • University of the Pacific (about 50 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 4,999)
  • San Joaquin Delta College (about 50 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 12,167)
  • Sierra College (about 51 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Cosumnes River College (about 51 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 9,327)
  • American River College (about 51 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • California State University-Sacramento (about 53 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 22,234)

Public elementary/middle school in Rail Road Flat:

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Notable locations in Rail Road Flat: Toutch Mill (A), Rim Rock Ranch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Clark Reservoir (A), Redhawk Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jack Nelson Creek (A), Licking Fork (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Calaveras 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:

55.9%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.2%
Whole state:

7.2%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Rail Road Flat:

Marital status in Rail Road Flat, CA
  • Never married: 8.4%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 22.6%

For population 25 years and over in Rail Road Flat:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 46.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rail Road Flat, CA (based on Calaveras County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic25,0525
Evangelical Protestant3,71740
Other1,6426
Mainline Protestant9728
Orthodox452
None14,150-
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: 11
Calaveras County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Here:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
This county:

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Calaveras County:

22.7%
California:

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

18.8%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rail Road Flat:

49.6%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rail Road Flat:

45.0%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Rail Road Flat:

29.4
State:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.8%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.4%
State:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rail Road Flat:

37.5%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Rail Road Flat:

54.7%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Rail Road Flat:

74.1%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rail Road Flat, CA Residents

8.04% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
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 San Joaquin County, CA  1.47% ($58,972 average AGI)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.60% ($98,350)
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.55% ($78,880)


6.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
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 San Joaquin County, CA  0.94% ($52,310 average AGI)
to Amador County, CA  0.62% ($49,088)
to Tuolumne County, CA  0.60% ($42,465)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rail Road Flat:

  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS 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.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rail Road Flat:

  • KOSL (94.3 FM; JACKSON, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXSR (91.7 FM; GROVELAND, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO)
  • KKBN (93.5 FM; TWAIN HARTE, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBYN (95.9 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KBYN, INC.)
  • KCVR-FM (98.9 FM; COLUMBIA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZSQ-FM (92.7 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCFA (106.1 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KCFA, INC.)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHOP (95.1 FM; OAKDALE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KJOY (99.3 FM; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KCCL-FM (101.9 FM; SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KRVR (105.5 FM; COPPEROPOLIS, CA; Owner: THRESHOLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • 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 Rail Road Flat:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KOVR (Channel 13; STOCKTON, CA; Owner: SCI - SACRAMENTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KXTV (Channel 10; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: KXTV, INC.)
  • KSPX (Channel 29; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: PAXSON SACRAMENTO LICENSE, 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)

Rail Road Flat fatal accident list:

Feb 11, 2015 01:30 AM, Cr-Swiss Ranch Road, Lat: 38.267433, Lon: -120.467325, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.8mTotal length
  • $146,000Total costs
  • 3,255Total average daily traffic
  • 103Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,055Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: WA5KWK, Licensee ID: L01091285, Grant Date: 05/23/2019, Expiration Date: 07/13/2029, Registrant: Michael J Burns, 1626 Doe Road, Rail Road Flat, CA 95248
  • Call Sign: KG6CGE, Licensee ID: L00264584, Grant Date: 04/13/2010, Expiration Date: 06/28/2020, Certifier: Glenn D Wharregard, Registrant: Glenn D Wharregard, Rail Road Flat, CA 95248
  • Call Sign: KM6SIR, Licensee ID: L02180410, Grant Date: 04/23/2018, Expiration Date: 04/23/2028, Certifier: Gilbert Luna, Registrant: Gilbert Luna, 505 S. Rail Road Falt Rd, Rail Road Flat, CA 95248
  • Call Sign: KN6AEO, Licensee ID: L02248019, Grant Date: 03/05/2019, Expiration Date: 03/05/2029, Certifier: William Tang, Registrant: William Tang, 2924 Woods Ct, Rail Road Flat, CA 95248

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 8. The highest number of reported fires - 17 took place in 2013, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rail Road Flat, CA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.9%), and Outside Fires (44.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rail Road Flat, CA
    • 5346.9%Structure Fires
    • 5044.2%Outside Fires
    • 76.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 32.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rail Road Flat, CA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rail Road Flat, CA
  • 65.6%Wood
  • 21.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rail Road Flat, CA
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 50.0%Wood


Rail Road Flat compared to California state average:

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