Squirrel Mountain Valley, California

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Population in 2010: 547. Population change since 2000: +9.8%
Males: 301  (55.0%)
Females: 246  (45.0%)
Median resident age:  53.0 years
California median age:  35.7 years

Zip codes: 93240.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $101,608 (it was $42,083 in 2000)
Squirrel Mountain Valley:

$101,608
CA:

$60,190

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $41,259 (it was $31,909 in 2000)

Squirrel Mountain Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $342,511 (it was $134,900 in 2000)
Squirrel Mountain Valley:

$342,511
CA:

$373,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $285,793; Detached houses: $288,434

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,000.

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  • Races in Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA (2010)

    Squirrel Mountain Valley races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Squirrel Mountain Valley: 93.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.7%), Italian (13.8%), United States (12.8%), Irish (6.3%), English (4.8%), Polish (4.8%).

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,CA real estate house value index trend

Squirrel Mountain Valley, California map

For population 25 years and over in Squirrel Mountain Valley:

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Squirrel Mountain Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 65.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

15 residents are foreign born (2.6% North America).

This place:

2.6%
California:

26.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,875 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,206 (0.7%)

Squirrel Mountain Valley satellite photo by USGS

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

Squirrel Mountain Valley household income distribution Squirrel Mountain Valley home values distribution

Property values in Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.2%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (47%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (33%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (30%)
  • Transportation occupations (19%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Squirrel Mountain Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Squirrel Mountain Valley, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 145.7 miles away from Squirrel Mountain Valley 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 the city 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 the city center
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 302.7 miles away from Squirrel Mountain Valley 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 (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Fires: 9, 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 15.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

15.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.4
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.0%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Squirrel Mountain Valley compared to California state average:

  • Median household income above 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
California average:

15.4

Squirrel Mountain Valley travel time to work - commute Squirrel Mountain Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Other fuel (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

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
Kern County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
California:

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

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kern County:

29.4%
California:

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

15.9%
State:

17.9%

4.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,402 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
California average:

5.03%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($715 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.07%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.95% ($35,127 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.21% ($34,469)
from San Diego County, CA  0.16% ($30,651)


4.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
California average:

5.12%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($649 average AGI)
Kern County:

0.08%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.83% ($36,085 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.17% ($31,995)
to San Diego County, CA  0.17% ($39,032)

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.)

Squirrel Mountain Valley on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal support workers"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers:"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #19 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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