Red Mountain-Trona, California

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Population in July 2007: 2,659.
Males: 1,352  (50.9%)
Females: 1,307  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
California median age:  33.3 years
Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,175 (it was $36,602 in 2000)
Red Mountain-Trona:

$44,175
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,999 (it was $17,001 in 2000)

Red Mountain-Trona CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,514 (it was $29,400 in 2000)
Red Mountain-Trona:

$48,514
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $94,414; Detached houses: $89,858; Townhouses or other attached units: $46,414; Mobile homes: $152,934
Red Mountain-Trona races chart
  • White alone - 1,819 (79.3%)
  • Hispanic - 323 (14.1%)
  • Two or more races - 59 (2.6%)
  • Black alone - 34 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 32 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (0.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Red Mountain-Trona: 132.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 1356.9 square miles.

Population density: 2.0 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Red Mountain-Trona:

  • High school or higher: 81.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Red Mountain-Trona CCD:

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Red Mountain-Trona CCD:  1.2% ($362)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Kern, CA (40.5 miles , pop. 69,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (90.3 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (116.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Ridgecrest, CA (3.6 miles ), Searles Valley, CA (3.6 miles ), Trona, CA (3.6 miles) , China Lake Acres, CA (4.2 miles ), Johannesburg, CA (4.3 miles) , Valley Wells, CA (4.3 miles) , Randsburg, CA (4.3 miles) , Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells, CA (4.4 miles) .

Latitude: 35.58 N, Longitude: 117.45 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Red Mountain-Trona household income distribution Red Mountain-Trona home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.4%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Chemicals (38%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Rail transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Chemicals (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in Red Mountain-Trona: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Red Mountain-Trona, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Red Mountain-Trona-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 837% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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) earthquake occurred 110.0 miles away from Red Mountain-Trona 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 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 93.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 207.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from Red Mountain-Trona center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 191.6 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in San Bernardino County (42) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 21, Floods: 18, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Red Mountain-Trona:

  • INDIAN WELLS VALLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • INDIAN WELLS VALLEY SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • RIDGECREST HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • SANDERSON'S HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; RIDGECREST, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Red Mountain-Trona:

  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 13 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; Full-time enrollment: 2,420)
  • Barstow Community College (about 55 miles; Barstow, CA; FT enrollment: 2,120)
  • Antelope Valley College (about 76 miles; Lancaster, CA; FT enrollment: 9,206)
  • Victor Valley College (about 78 miles; Victorville, CA; FT enrollment: 7,630)
  • Bakersfield College (about 87 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 10,325)
  • Porterville College (about 94 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 95 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)

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Notable locations in Red Mountain-Trona: Landmark Letter (A), P K Ranch (B), Stone Corral (C), Summit Diggings (D), The Y (E), Browns Ranch (F), Trona Water Pipeline (G), Searles Valley Minerals Fire Department West End Station (H), Bureau of Land Management - Salt Wells Fire Station (I), San Bernardino County Fire Department Station 57 Trona (J), Searles Valley Minerals Fire Department (K), Randsburg Wash Headquarters (L), Trona Branch San Bernardino County Library (M), Harada House (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Dry Lake (A), Searles Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Teagle Wash (A). Display/hide its location on the map

San Bernardino 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 88.1. This is about average.

City:

88.1
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.63. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.63
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.499. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.499
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.18
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  45.4%
Whole state:  69.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

18.9%
Whole state:

14.2%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.3%

Red Mountain-Trona compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Red Mountain-Trona CCD (based on San Bernardino County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.00%
Here: 42.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents62.1%7.2%5.1%3.6%2.7%
Congregations7.4%7.5%11.3%5.1%0.9%
NameMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents1.8%1.6%1.6%1.5%12.7%
Congregations0.8%3.8%7.8%0.8%54.5%
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: 301
San Bernardino County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 114
San Bernardino County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 320
San Bernardino County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 940
Here:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.4%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
San Bernardino County:

27.1%
California:

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

16.2%
State:

17.9%

6.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
California average:

5.03%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($439 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.08%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  2.60% ($38,459 average AGI)
from Riverside County, CA  1.28% ($35,688)
from Orange County, CA  0.43% ($42,770)


6.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,070 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
California average:

5.12%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($451 average AGI)
San Bernardino County:

0.09%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  1.77% ($34,625 average AGI)
to Riverside County, CA  1.53% ($40,820)
to Orange County, CA  0.49% ($44,337)

Strongest AM radio stations in Red Mountain-Trona:

  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWDJ (1360 AM; 1 kW; RIDGECREST, CA)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KLOA (1240 AM; 1 kW; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: ADELMAN COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Red Mountain-Trona:

  • KZIQ-FM (92.7 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: JAMES KNUDSEN & DONNA KNUDSEN)
  • KLOA-FM (104.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: ADELMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRAJ (100.9 FM; JOHANNESBURG, CA; Owner: ADELMAN BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KGBM (89.7 FM; RANDSBURG, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KRXV (98.1 FM; YERMO, CA; Owner: KHWY, INC.)
  • KJAT (105.3 FM; YERMO, CA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K218DU (90.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KCEL (106.9 FM; CALIFORNIA CITY, CA; Owner: KCEL RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Red Mountain-Trona:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)

Red Mountain-Trona on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Chemicals"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Chemicals"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Drugs and druggists' sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Rail transportation"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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