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Population in 2010: 475. Population change since 2000: -13.5%
Males: 223  (47.1%)
Females: 252  (52.9%)

Median resident age:  53.7 years
California median age:  32.1 years

Zip codes: 95248.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,357 (it was $35,938 in 2000)
Rail Road Flat:

$34,357
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,266

Rail Road Flat CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $432,313 (it was $156,800 in 2000)
Rail Road Flat:

$432,313
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $859,259; Detached houses: $982,842; Mobile homes: $474,280; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $24,878

Median gross rent in 2012: $681.

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  • White alone - 395 (83.2%)
  • Hispanic - 41 (8.6%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (4.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rail Road Flat: 96.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (11.6%), Irish (11.0%), German (8.1%), Czech (4.0%), Scottish (2.6%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2606 feet

Land area: 32.8 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Rail Road Flat:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 22.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 46.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rail Road Flat CDP:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 19.3%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

97 residents are foreign born (16.4% Europe).

This place:  16.4%
California:  27.1%



According to our research of California and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rail Road Flat, California as of October 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rail Road Flat to the number of sex offenders is 475 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,241 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,262 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Folsom, CA (42.6 miles , pop. 51,884).

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.4%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (43%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (24%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Educational services (53%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (47%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (16%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (16%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)

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Earthquake activity:

Rail Road Flat-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 493% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/12/1994 at 12:23:43, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.7 MS, 6.1 MW, 6.0 MD, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 56.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/24/1984 at 21:15:19, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 6.1 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from Rail Road Flat center
On 5/25/1980 at 16:49:27, a magnitude 6.0 (5.5 MB, 5.9 ML) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1980 at 19:00:09, a magnitude 5.9 (5.3 MB, 5.9 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/27/1980 at 02:33:36, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 78.5 miles away from Rail Road Flat center
On 8/1/1975 at 20:20:12, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.7 ML) earthquake occurred 94.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calaveras County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

  • MARK TWAIN CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SAN ANDREAS, CA)
  • MARK TWAIN MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; SAN ANDREAS, CA)
  • KIT CARSON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; JACKSON, CA)

Political contributions by individuals in Rail Road Flat, CA

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

  • Folsom Lake College (about 41 miles; Folsom, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of the Pacific (about 50 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 5,528)
  • San Joaquin Delta College (about 50 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 7,849)
  • Sierra College (about 50 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 7,609)
  • Cosumnes River College (about 51 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 4,369)
  • American River College (about 51 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 9,209)
  • California State University-Sacramento (about 53 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 22,496)

Public high school in Rail Road Flat:

Public elementary/middle school in Rail Road Flat:

See full list of schools located in Rail Road Flat, School District: CALAVERAS UNIFIED


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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average.
City:

27.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.218. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.218
U.S.:

0.464
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

13.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 6.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.01
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.7%
(31.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 43.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rail Road Flat, CA

Rail Road Flat compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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 below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rail Road Flat travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Utility gas (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 18.48%
Here18.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of Christ
Adherents46.8%16.2%10.4%4.5%4.3%
Congregations16.7%11.9%4.8%11.9%4.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents4.0%2.7%1.9%1.8%7.5%
Congregations4.8%7.1%9.5%2.4%26.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Calaveras County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Calaveras County:

22.7%
California:

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

18.8%
State:

17.9%

9.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($63,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.62%
California average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from San Joaquin County, CA  2.18% ($50,579 average AGI)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.80% ($86,424)
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.68% ($46,047)


8.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,718 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.02%
California average:

6.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to San Joaquin County, CA  1.05% ($37,888 average AGI)
to Amador County, CA  0.63% ($28,639)
to Tuolumne County, CA  0.61% ($38,043)

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)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WA5KWK, Licensee ID: L01091285
    Grant Date: 04/25/2009, Expiration Date: 07/13/2019
    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


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 4


Rail Road Flat on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Private households"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Service occupations:"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Professional and related occupations:"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between morning and afternoon humidity"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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