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 2012: $38,728 (it was $30,496 in 2000)
Smith River-Gasquet:

$38,728
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,378 (it was $16,084 in 2000)

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

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $220,304 (it was $107,900 in 2000)
Smith River-Gasquet:

$220,304
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $302,621; Detached houses: $380,136; Townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; Mobile homes: $133,688; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $106,135
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  • White alone - 2,813 (74.6%)
  • Hispanic - 555 (14.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 220 (5.8%)
  • Two or more races - 140 (3.7%)
  • Asian alone - 29 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Smith River-Gasquet: 202.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 812.3 square miles.

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

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

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

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

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

Smith River-Gasquet household income distribution Smith River-Gasquet home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.3%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

Work and jobs in Smith River-Gasquet: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Smith River-Gasquet, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Smith River-Gasquet-area historical earthquake activity is below California state average. It is 457% 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 Smith River-Gasquet 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 Smith River-Gasquet center
On 6/15/2005 at 02:50:54, a magnitude 7.2 (6.1 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.1 MW, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 109.9 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Tsunami Wave: 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)

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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

Smith River-Gasquet compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Wood (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.61%
Here: 35.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents57.2%7.0%6.0%5.2%5.1%
Congregations7.1%7.1%10.7%3.6%10.7%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents4.7%3.7%2.4%1.8%6.9%
Congregations10.7%3.6%3.6%7.1%35.7%
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: 9
Del Norte County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Del Norte County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Del Norte County:

26.8%
California:

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

16.3%
State:

17.9%

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,117 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
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 Humboldt County, CA  0.66% ($25,137 average AGI)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.32% ($40,520)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.27% ($51,429)


6.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
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 Curry County, OR  0.73% ($38,667 average AGI)
to Humboldt County, CA  0.49% ($35,658)
to Jackson County, OR  0.44% ($43,088)

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.)

Smith River-Gasquet on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations:"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Private households"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest humidity differences during a year"
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