Smith River-Gasquet, California

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Population in July 2007: 3,948.
Males: 1,978  (50.1%)
Females: 1,970  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

42.4 years
California median age:

33.3 years

Zip code: 95543

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,811 (it was $30,496 in 2000)
Smith River-Gasquet:

$49,811
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,852 (it was $16,084 in 2000)

Smith River-Gasquet CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $261,844 (it was $107,900 in 2000)
Smith River-Gasquet:

$261,844
CA:

$568,500
March 2019 cost of living index in Smith River-Gasquet: 103.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Smith River-Gasquet, CA (2000)
    • 2,81374.6%White alone
    • 55514.7%Hispanic
    • 2205.8%American Indian alone
    • 1403.7%Two or more races
    • 290.8%Asian alone
    • 60.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 60.2%Other race alone
    • 40.1%Black alone

Races in Smith River-Gasquet detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 812.3 square miles.

Population density: 4.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Smith River-Gasquet CCD:

0.9% ($954)
California:

0.8% ($1,564)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Medford, OR (69.3 miles , pop. 63,154).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (256.5 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (618.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Hiouchi, CA (1.8 miles ),
Gasquet, CA (1.9 miles ),
Bertsch-Oceanview, CA (2.9 miles ),
Smith River, CA (3.0 miles ),
Crescent City, CA (3.2 miles ),
Crescent City North, CA (3.2 miles ),
Harbor, OR (4.3 miles ),
Brookings, OR (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.83 N, Longitude: 124.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 707

Distribution of median household income in Smith River-Gasquet, CA in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.6%
California:

7.9%
Most common industries in Smith River-Gasquet, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.2%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.1%)
  • Construction (14.2%)
  • Public administration (14.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (5.0%)
  • Wood products (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Public administration (14.5%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Smith River-Gasquet, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.9%)

Average climate in Smith River-Gasquet, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Smith River-Gasquet, California average temperatures Smith River-Gasquet, California average precipitation Smith River-Gasquet, California humidity Smith River-Gasquet, California wind speed Smith River-Gasquet, California snowfall Smith River-Gasquet, California sunshine Smith River-Gasquet, California clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 55.6. This is better than average.

City:

55.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 7.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.34
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Smith River-Gasquet-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 3358% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 111.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 51.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1992 at 18:06:04, a magnitude 7.2 (6.3 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.4 mi) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 270.7 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 106.2 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 Del Norte County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tsunami Wave: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Smith River-Gasquet:

  • SUTTER COAST HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; CRESCENT CITY, CA)
  • CRESCENT CITY NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CRESCENT CITY, CA)
  • SUTTER COAST HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; CRESCENT CITY, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smith River-Gasquet:

  • Rogue Community College (about 52 miles; Grants Pass, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,600)
  • Humboldt State University (about 67 miles; Arcata, CA; FT enrollment: 7,353)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 74 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • College of the Redwoods (about 80 miles; Eureka, CA; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (about 120 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Shasta College (about 123 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 5,645)
  • Lane Community College (about 159 miles; Eugene, OR; FT enrollment: 6,373)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Smith River-Gasquet: Elk Valley Recreation Site (A), Stevens Camp (B), Stevens Ranch (C), Stone Corral (D), Cedar Trough Camp Ground (E), Old Patrick Creek Station (F), Del Norte Golf Course (G), Winton Corners (H), Smith River Public Fishing Access (I), Shelly Creek Campground (J), Wilson Ranch (K), Monumental (L), Cedar Rustic Campground (M), Summit Valley Shelter (N), Marlow Camp (O), Hiouchi Information Center (P), Patrick Creek Campground (Q), Rose Camp (R), Marlow Campsite (S), Gunbarrel Campsite (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Smith River-Gasquet include: Smith River United Methodist Church (A), Smith River Baptist Church (B), Gasquet Bible Church (C), Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Harrington Lake (A), Mud Lake (B), Whisky Lake (C), Elk Lake (D), Bear Wallows (E), Bear Wallow (F), Dry Lake (G), Deer Lick Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buck Creek (A), Bummer Lake Creek (B), Cushing Creek (C), Deer Creek (D), Delilah Creek (E), East Fork Blue Creek (F), Eightmile Creek (G), Elevenmile Creek (H), Griffin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Smith River-Gasquet include: Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park (1), Redwood National Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Del Norte County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.0%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

19.3%
Whole state:

14.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.3%
27 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles in 2010
5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
42 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Smith River-Gasquet:

Marital status in Smith River-Gasquet, CA
  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Smith River-Gasquet:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
California average:

16.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Smith River-Gasquet, CA (based on Del Norte County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,68222
Catholic1,5851
Other1,2595
Mainline Protestant4364
None22,648-
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: 9
Del Norte County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

7.26 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

7.8%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.8%
California:

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

16.3%
California:

17.9%

7.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,761 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
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 Humboldt County, CA  0.57% ($44,111 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.46% ($58,722)
from Curry County, OR  0.40% ($51,219)


6.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,833 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
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 Curry County, OR  0.70% ($61,927 average AGI)
to Humboldt County, CA  0.41% ($36,906)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.32% ($46,320)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smith River-Gasquet:

  • KFVR (1310 AM; 1 kW; CRESCENT CITY, CA)
  • KPOD (1240 AM; 1 kW; CRESCENT CITY, CA; Owner: KPOD, L L C)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KURY (910 AM; 1 kW; BROOKINGS, OR; Owner: KURY RADIO, INC.)
  • KAPL (1300 AM; 20 kW; PHOENIX, OR; Owner: APPLEGATE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTMT (580 AM; 10 kW; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KAJO (1270 AM; 10 kW; GRANTS PASS, OR; Owner: GRANTS PASS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAGI (930 AM; 5 kW; GRANTS PASS, OR; Owner: SOUTHERN OREGON STATE COLLEGE)
  • KRTA (610 AM; 5 kW; MEDFORD, OR; Owner: OPUS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KWSW (790 AM; 5 kW; EUREKA, CA; Owner: EUREKA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KNCR (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FORTUNA, CA; Owner: MILLER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smith River-Gasquet:

  • K204CL (88.7 FM; SMITH RIVER, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHSR (91.9 FM; CRESCENT CITY, CA; Owner: HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY KHSU-FM)
  • K216EC (91.1 FM; HAPPY CAMP, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KURY-FM (95.3 FM; BROOKINGS, OR; Owner: KURY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCNA (102.7 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, OR; Owner: OPUS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • K280BK (91.7 FM; SELMA, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K218DP (91.5 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K267AD (101.3 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, ETC., OR; Owner: STEVEN R. PORTER)
  • K283AE (104.5 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, OR; Owner: GRANTS PASS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K203CI (88.5 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, OR; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K208CC (89.5 FM; CAVE JUNCTION, OR; Owner: SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY)
  • KLDZ (103.5 FM; MEDFORD, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K249BS (97.7 FM; GRANTS PASS, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAKT (105.1 FM; PHOENIX, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTMT-FM (93.7 FM; MEDFORD, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KROG (96.9 FM; GRANTS PASS, OR; Owner: OPUS BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KLDR (98.3 FM; HARBECK-FRUITDALE, OR; Owner: GRANTS PASS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K259AE (99.7 FM; WOLF CREEK, OR; Owner: GRANTS PASS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K292EV (106.3 FM; BROOKINGS, OR; Owner: CURRY CTY COMMITTEE FOR CHRSTN RADIO)
  • KGBR (92.7 FM; GOLD BEACH, OR; Owner: ST. MARIE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Smith River-Gasquet:

  • K09VQ (Channel 9; CRESCENT CITY, CA; Owner: REDWOOD EMPIRE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K39EO (Channel 39; CRESCENT CITY, ETC., CA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K22DS (Channel 22; CRESCENT CITY, ETC., CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA OREGON BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SF40935A, 800 Hyatt Heights (Lat: 41.801944 Lon: -124.070278), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WRAG237,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19325.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 11/07/2017, Expiration Date: 11/07/2027, Certifier: David Weblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Smith River-Gasquet, CA
  • 37.1%Electricity
  • 33.6%Wood
  • 12.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.5%Utility gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Smith River-Gasquet, CA
  • 45.6%Electricity
  • 35.2%Wood
  • 9.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Other fuel


Smith River-Gasquet compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Smith River-Gasquet on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #92 (95543) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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