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Median resident age:  46.7 years
California median age:  33.3 years

Zip code: 96104

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,311 (it was $28,839 in 2000)
Surprise Valley:

$37,311
CA:

$58,328
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,152

Surprise Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $156,426 (it was $79,200 in 2000)
Surprise Valley:

$156,426
CA:

$349,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $333,640; Detached houses: $361,683; Townhouses or other attached units: $33,625; Mobile homes: $182,232; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $13,450

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Surprise Valley races chart
  • White alone - 1,038 (79.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 135 (10.4%)
  • Hispanic - 98 (7.5%)
  • Two or more races - 22 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Surprise Valley: 174.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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

Surprise Valley CCD:  0.9% ($695)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)
Surprise Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Redding, CA (136.5 miles , pop. 80,865).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (223.0 miles , pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (529.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lake City, CA (2.0 miles) , Cedarville, CA (2.5 miles ), Fort Bidwell, CA (4.1 miles) , Eagleville, CA (4.6 miles) , Daphnedale Park, CA (4.7 miles) , Alturas, CA (4.8 miles ), New Pine Creek, CA (5.2 miles) , New Pine Creek, OR (5.2 miles) .

Latitude: 41.62 N, Longitude: 120.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Surprise Valley household income distribution Surprise Valley home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.6%
California:

9.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (44%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (2%)
  • Truck transportation (2%)
  • Health care (29%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Average climate in Surprise Valley, California

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Earthquake activity:

Surprise Valley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below California state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/1993 at 21:48:35, a magnitude 5.1 (4.8 MB, 4.8 ML, 5.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/2004 at 12:21:45, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.9 miles away from Surprise Valley center
On 7/22/2004 at 20:26:27, a magnitude 4.6 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/20/2000 at 23:39:14, a magnitude 4.7 (4.3 MB, 4.7 ML, 4.4 MW, Depth: 12.0 mi) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/20/2000 at 23:22:54, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 ML, 4.3 MW, Depth: 7.0 mi) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from Surprise Valley center
On 5/10/2005 at 20:21:10, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 MW, Depth: 11.4 mi) earthquake occurred 95.7 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 Modoc County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Surprise Valley:

  • SURPRISE VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL D/P SNF (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CEDARVILLE, CA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Surprise Valley:

  • Oregon Institute of Technology (about 96 miles; Klamath Falls, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,087)
  • Shasta College (about 133 miles; Redding, CA; FT enrollment: 4,214)
  • Southern Oregon University (about 137 miles; Ashland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,571)
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (about 143 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 3,833)
  • University of Nevada-Reno (about 145 miles; Reno, NV; FT enrollment: 12,110)
  • Butte College (about 158 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 6,150)
  • California State University-Chico (about 159 miles; Chico, CA; FT enrollment: 15,160)

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Notable locations in Surprise Valley: Mount Vida Vista Scene Viewpoint (A), Boyd Spring Ranch (B), Tom Smith Cabin (C), Wilson Patch Ranch (D), Cidar Pass Ski Course (E), Bunyard Ranch (F), Stough Campground (G), Warner Mountain Ranger Station (H), Bureau of Land Management Fire Guard Station (I), Modoc County Fairground (J), Cedar Pass Ski Area (K), Hill Ranch (L), Larry Flat Campground (M), Bennen (N), Parman Ranch (O), Midra Ranch (P), Emerson Recreation Site (Q), Cockrell Ranch (R), Mount Stevenson Ranch (S), Emerson Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Indian Cemetery (1), Cedarville Cemetery (2), Eagleville Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lindemenn Lake (A), Upper Lake (B), Mud Lake (C), Big Mud Lake (D), Twin Lakes (E), Cottonwood Lake (F), Twin Lakes (G), Mosquito Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Cedar Creek (A), Cherry Creek (B), Cottonwood Creek (C), Granger Creek (D), Milk Creek (E), North Barber Creek (F), North Deep Creek (G), Sand Creek (H), Neasham Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Modoc 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:  2.1 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  59.8%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.9%
Whole state:  7.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

20.5%
Whole state:

14.2%

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

4.9%
Whole state:

6.3%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Surprise Valley, CA

22 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
23 people in nursing homes in 2000

Surprise Valley compared to California state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Surprise Valley CCD (based on Modoc County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 19.53%
Here19.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents38.4%15.2%12.2%9.3%6.9%
Congregations10.0%10.0%10.0%15.0%10.0%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents5.3%4.6%2.6%2.4%3.3%
Congregations10.0%10.0%10.0%5.0%10.0%
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: 6
Modoc County:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Modoc County:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Modoc County:

22.4%
California:

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

9.2%
State:

17.9%

9.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,868 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.17%
California average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lassen County, CA  0.59% ($34,706 average AGI)
from Shasta County, CA  0.52% ($22,467)
from Washoe County, NV  0.45% ($33,462)


8.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,265 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.31%
California average:

6.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Shasta County, CA  0.91% ($25,154 average AGI)
to Klamath County, OR  0.59% ($40,235)
to Washoe County, NV  0.42% ($29,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Surprise Valley:

  • KCFJ (570 AM; 5 kW; ALTURAS, CA; Owner: EDI MEDIA, INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGRV (700 AM; 25 kW; WINSTON, OR; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTMT (580 AM; 10 kW; ASHLAND, OR; Owner: MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KDUN (1030 AM; 50 kW; REEDSPORT, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Surprise Valley:

  • KLCR (95.3 FM; LAKEVIEW, OR; Owner: WOODROW MICHAEL WARREN)
  • K278AB (103.5 FM; ALTURAS, CA; Owner: THE UNIV FOUND, CA STATE UNIV, CHICO)
  • KKRB (106.9 FM; KLAMATH FALLS, OR; Owner: WYNNE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K207CR (89.3 FM; CEDARVILLE, CA; Owner: PACIFIC CASCADE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KQIK-FM (93.5 FM; LAKEVIEW, OR; Owner: CLAUSE CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST)

TV broadcast stations around Surprise Valley:

  • K13IU (Channel 13; EAGLEVILLE, CA; Owner: SURPRISE VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST.)


Surprise Valley on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Professional and related occupations:"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #40 (96104) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Basque first ancestries"
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