Rail Road Flat, California

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Population in 2010: 475. Population change since 2000: -13.5%
Males: 206  (43.5%)
Females: 269  (56.5%)
Median resident age:  58.8 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 95248.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,251 (it was $35,938 in 2000)
Rail Road Flat:

$33,251
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,649 (it was $18,454 in 2000)

Rail Road Flat CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $304,569 (it was $156,800 in 2000)
Rail Road Flat:

$304,569
CA:

$373,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $699.

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  • Races in Rail Road Flat, CA (2010)

    Rail Road Flat races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rail Road Flat: 108.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (16.3%), Irish (15.9%), German (10.9%), Danish (4.6%), Czech (3.1%), Scottish (2.4%).

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,CA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Rail Road Flat:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 46.5 minutes

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

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 8.6%



According to our research of California and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rail Road Flat, California as of July 29, 2015.
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 2013: $1,140 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,888 (0.7%)

Rail Road Flat satellite photo by USGS

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

Rail Road Flat household income distribution Rail Road Flat home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (45%)
  • Finance and insurance (28%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (49%)
  • Educational services (49%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (47%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (49%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (49%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Rail Road Flat: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rail Road Flat, California

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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 Rail Road Flat center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 244.7 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 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 Rail Road Flat 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 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 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, 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 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 106. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

106
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.316. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.316
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.98. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.98
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.3%
(29.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.8% 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

Rail Road Flat compared to California state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
California average:

15.4

Rail Road Flat travel time to work - commute Rail Road Flat mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

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
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%

6.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,625 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Joaquin County, CA  1.09% ($46,376 average AGI)
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.48% ($41,413)
from Tuolumne County, CA  0.47% ($35,203)


6.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
California average:

5.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Joaquin County, CA  1.21% ($50,932 average AGI)
to Amador County, CA  0.62% ($32,598)
to Tuolumne County, CA  0.48% ($33,105)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $146,000Total costs
  • 1,301Total average daily traffic
  • 19Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,656Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

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

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  • #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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