Squirrel Mountain Valley, California

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Population in 2010: 547.
Population change since 2000: +9.8%
Males: 295  (54.0%)
Females: 252  (46.0%)
Median resident age:

55.7 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 93240.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $62,444 (it was $42,083 in 2000)
Squirrel Mountain Valley:

$62,444
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,680 (it was $31,909 in 2000)

Squirrel Mountain Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $259,769 (it was $134,900 in 2000)
Squirrel Mountain Valley:

$259,769
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $290,950; detached houses: $288,696

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,060.

March 2019 cost of living index in Squirrel Mountain Valley: 95.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.1%
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  • Races in Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA (2010)
    • 50291.8%White alone
    • 224.0%Hispanic
    • 112.0%Two or more races
    • 91.6%American Indian alone
    • 20.4%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Squirrel Mountain Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Irish (24.2%), Russian (14.1%), German (9.1%), American (7.9%), English (4.8%), Italian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2961 feet

Land area: 0.70 square miles.

Population density: 782 people per square mile   (low).

Squirrel Mountain Valley, California map

22 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.6%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,553 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,002 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Kern, CA (39.6 miles , pop. 69,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bakersfield, CA (39.6 miles , pop. 247,057).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (106.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Mountain Mesa, CA (1.0 miles ),
Lake Isabella, CA (2.0 miles ),
Weldon, CA (2.1 miles ),
Bodfish, CA (2.2 miles ),
Bella Vista, CA (2.3 miles ),
Wofford Heights, CA (2.6 miles ),
Kernville, CA (2.9 miles ),
Onyx, CA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 35.62 N, Longitude: 118.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Distribution of median household income in Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA in 2017

Property values in Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA

Squirrel Mountain Valley satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

10.1%
California:

4.6%
Most common industries in Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (26.2%)
  • Public administration (13.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (11.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.3%)
  • Fuel dealers (6.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (25.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (13.6%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.2%)
  • Truck transportation (9.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (43.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (18.4%)
  • Fuel dealers (14.5%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (13.2%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (0.0%)
  • Apparel (0.0%)
Most common occupations in Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Registered nurses (12.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (17.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (13.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (27.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (18.4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (15.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.5%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Squirrel Mountain Valley, California

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Earthquake activity:

Squirrel Mountain Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 846% 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 54.6 miles away from Squirrel Mountain Valley 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 145.7 miles away from the city 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 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 156.0 miles away from Squirrel Mountain Valley center
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 135.5 miles away from Squirrel Mountain Valley center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 302.7 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/17/1994 at 12:30:55, a magnitude 6.8 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 102.0 miles away from the city center, causing 60 deaths (60 shaking deaths) and 7000 injuries
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kern County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 12, Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Freezes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Squirrel Mountain Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Squirrel Mountain Valley:

  • KERN VALLEY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT DP SNF (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LAKE ISABELLA, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Squirrel Mountain Valley:

  • Bakersfield College (about 36 miles; Bakersfield, CA; Full-time enrollment: 10,325)
  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 42 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; FT enrollment: 2,420)
  • California State University-Bakersfield (about 44 miles; Bakersfield, CA; FT enrollment: 7,564)
  • Porterville College (about 45 miles; Porterville, CA; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • Antelope Valley College (about 67 miles; Lancaster, CA; FT enrollment: 9,206)
  • Taft College (about 68 miles; Taft, CA; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • College of the Sequoias (about 71 miles; Visalia, CA; FT enrollment: 6,982)

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Kern County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.7%
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: 0.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Squirrel Mountain Valley:

Marital status in Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA
  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

For population 25 years and over in Squirrel Mountain Valley:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA (based on Kern County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic245,83630
Evangelical Protestant114,724436
Other30,68783
Mainline Protestant7,45938
Black Protestant4,02625
Orthodox4503
None436,449-
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: 190
This county:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 63
This county:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 165
Here:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 362
This county:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kern County:

15.9%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

59.7%
California:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Squirrel Mountain Valley:

60.0%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Squirrel Mountain Valley:

28.1
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Squirrel Mountain Valley:

17.6%
State:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.9%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Squirrel Mountain Valley:

42.5%
California:

31.3%

General health condition:
Here:

63.0%
California:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.3%
California:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA Residents

3.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,098 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
California average:

5.03%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($593 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.00% ($41,298 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.20% ($32,845)
from Ventura County, CA  0.14% ($44,824)


4.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($649 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.68% ($42,474 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.20% ($41,532)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($53,172)

Strongest AM radio stations in Squirrel Mountain Valley:

  • KQAB (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. AND KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNZR (1560 AM; 25 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF CALIF.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KUZZ (550 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGDP (660 AM; 50 kW; ORCUTT, CA; Owner: RADIO REPRESENTATIVES, INC.)
  • KGET (970 AM; 5 kW; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Squirrel Mountain Valley:

  • KVLI-FM (104.5 FM; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. AND KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • KCNQ (102.5 FM; KERNVILLE, CA; Owner: ROBERT J. & KATHERINE M. BOHN)
  • K266AH (101.1 FM; BENA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KTQX (90.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KMYX-FM (92.5 FM; ARVIN, CA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUC. RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KFRB (91.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUZZ-FM (107.9 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: OWENS ONE COMPANY, INC)
  • KISV (94.1 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: AMERICAN GENERAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KGFM (101.5 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: LAGNIAPPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K216EW (91.1 FM; KERNVILLE, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KKZQ (100.1 FM; TEHACHAPI, CA; Owner: HIGH DESERT BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KDUV (88.9 FM; VISALIA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTNG, INC.)
  • KJUG-FM (106.7 FM; TULARE, CA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K220EY (91.9 FM; PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUFW (90.5 FM; WOODLAKE, CA; Owner: NATIONAL FARM WORKERS SERVICE CENTER)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • KMQA (100.5 FM; EAST PORTERVILLE, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PORTERVILLE L.L.C.)
  • KKBB (99.3 FM; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K293AG (106.5 FM; TAFT, CA; Owner: CENTRO CRISTIANO DE FE, INC.)
  • KLOA-FM (104.9 FM; RIDGECREST, CA; Owner: ADELMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Squirrel Mountain Valley:

  • KTRO-LP (Channel 50; LANCASTER, CA; Owner: ROBERT D. ADELMAN)
  • KJOI-LP (Channel 34; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
  • K08FX (Channel 8; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: SOUTH LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSN.)
  • K10GC (Channel 10; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: SOUTH LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSN.)
  • K12HL (Channel 12; LAKE ISABELLA, CA; Owner: SOUTH LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOC.)
  • KGET-TV (Channel 17; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KBAK-TV (Channel 29; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: WESTWIND COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KERO-TV (Channel 23; BAKERSFIELD, CA; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA
  • 60.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.8%Other fuel
  • 17.1%Wood
  • 4.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA
  • 46.6%Wood
  • 44.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.3%Electricity


Squirrel Mountain Valley compared to California state average:

  • Median house value 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
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