Valley Ford, California

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Population in 2010: 147.
Males: 66  (45.2%)
Females: 81  (54.8%)
Median resident age:

41.0 years
California median age:

36.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $80,409
Valley Ford:

$80,409
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $40,392

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $628,400
Valley Ford:

$628,400
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $715,198; detached houses: $781,248; townhouses or other attached units: $595,954; in 2-unit structures: $362,393; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $367,270; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $623,855; mobile homes: $93,639; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $94,054

Median gross rent in 2017: $766.

March 2019 cost of living index in Valley Ford: 123.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 86.9%
(29.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Valley Ford, CA (2010)
    • 8759.2%White alone
    • 5235.4%Hispanic
    • 74.8%Two or more races
    • 10.7%Black alone



According to our research of California and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Valley Ford, California as of February 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Valley Ford is 173 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (13.1%), Irish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 42 feet

163 residents are foreign born (81.9% Latin America).

This place:

81.9%
California:

27.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Rosa, CA (14.9 miles , pop. 147,595).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Contra Costa, CA (41.3 miles , pop. 236,008).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (387.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Bodega, CA (1.8 miles ),
Bloomfield, CA (2.0 miles ),
Tomales, CA (2.3 miles ),
Dillon Beach, CA (2.4 miles ),
Bodega Bay, CA (2.5 miles ),
Occidental, CA (2.7 miles ),
Sebastopol, CA (2.8 miles ),
Salmon Creek, CA (2.8 miles)

Latitude: 38.32 N, Longitude: 122.92 W

Area code: 707

Distribution of median household income in Valley Ford, CA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
California:

4.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.3. This is about average.

City:

74.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.367. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.367
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.40. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.40
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.55. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.55
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Valley Ford-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 703% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 22.4 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 216.4 miles away from Valley Ford center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 104.7 miles away from Valley Ford center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
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 153.3 miles away from the city center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 257.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/22/1923 at 09:04:18, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 197.4 miles away from Valley Ford 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 Sonoma County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Valley Ford:

  • APPLE VALLEY POST-ACUTE REHAB (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SEBASTOPOL, CA)
  • FIRCREST CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SEBASTOPOL, CA)
  • PALM DRIVE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; SEBASTOPOL, CA)
  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS SANTA ROSA (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SANTA ROSA, CA)
  • WELLBOUND OF SANTA ROSA (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SANTA ROSA, CA)
  • ST. JOSEPH HOME CARE - GREATER SONOMA COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ROHNERT PARK, CA)
  • TLC ON LARCH (Hospital, about 13 miles away; COTATI, CA)

Amtrak stations near Valley Ford:

  • 12 miles: ROHNERT PARK (6480 REDWOOD DR.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: SANTA ROSA (175 RAILROAD ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: PETALUMA (100 FAIRGROUNDS DR.) - Bus Station . Services: snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

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

  • Sonoma State University (about 14 miles; Rohnert Park, CA; Full-time enrollment: 7,796)
  • Santa Rosa Junior College (about 15 miles; Santa Rosa, CA; FT enrollment: 13,047)
  • College of Marin (about 33 miles; Kentfield, CA; FT enrollment: 4,489)
  • Napa Valley College (about 36 miles; Napa, CA; FT enrollment: 3,780)
  • Contra Costa College (about 40 miles; San Pablo, CA; FT enrollment: 4,249)
  • Solano Community College (about 44 miles; Fairfield, CA; FT enrollment: 5,790)
  • University of San Francisco (about 46 miles; San Francisco, CA; FT enrollment: 9,190)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Valley Ford Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Ebabias Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Sonoma 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:

2.6 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.4%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

15.8%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 3.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Valley Ford:

Marital status in Valley Ford, CA
  • Never married: 46.3%
  • Now married: 27.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 26.6%

For population 25 years and over in Valley Ford:

  • High school or higher: 64.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

39.3
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Valley Ford, CA (based on Sonoma County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic107,73723
Evangelical Protestant25,820159
Other23,39876
Mainline Protestant11,54649
Orthodox1,3897
Black Protestant1021
None313,886-
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: 130
Here:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 47
Sonoma County:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 92
Here:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 468
Here:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
California:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.3%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.8%
California:

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

16.2%
California:

17.9%

4.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($636 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marin County, CA  0.60% ($90,893 average AGI)
from San Francisco County, CA  0.31% ($193,078)
from Alameda County, CA  0.26% ($76,917)


4.45% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($63,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
California average:

5.21%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($529 average AGI)
Sonoma County:

0.05%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marin County, CA  0.31% ($75,372 average AGI)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.19% ($43,154)
to San Francisco County, CA  0.18% ($63,114)

Strongest AM radio stations in Valley Ford:

  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSRO (1350 AM; 5 kW; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF SANTA ROSA LICENSE LLC)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KIQI (1010 AM; 35 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF SAN FRANCISCO LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • KNEW (910 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KYCY (1550 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KDYA (1190 AM; 10 kW; VALLEJO, CA; Owner: BAYBRIDGE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KRRS (1460 AM; 1 kW; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLOK (1170 AM; 50 kW; SAN JOSE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Valley Ford:

  • KNDL (89.9 FM; ANGWIN, CA; Owner: HOWELL MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLVR (91.9 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KXTS (100.9 FM; CALISTOGA, CA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC.)
  • KBBF (89.1 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: BILINGUAL B/CING. FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KVRV (97.7 FM; MONTE RIO, CA; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF SANTA ROSA LICENSE LLC)
  • KMHX (104.1 FM; WINDSOR, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF SONOMA, L.P.)
  • KXFX-FM1 (101.7 FM; PETALUMA, CA; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF SANTA ROSA LICENSE LLC)
  • KRPQ (104.9 FM; ROHNERT PARK, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO OF SONOMA LP)
  • KWMR (90.5 FM; POINT REYES STATION, CA; Owner: WEST MARIN COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • K221DQ (92.1 FM; PETALUMA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZST-FM2 (100.1 FM; ROHNERT PARK PETALUM, CA; Owner: REDWOOD EMPIRE STEREOCASTERS)
  • KJZY (93.7 FM; SEBASTOPOL, CA; Owner: REDWOOD EMPIRE STEREOCASTERS)
  • KRCB-FM (91.1 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: RURAL CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSFB-FM (100.7 FM; SAN RAFAEL, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGY (92.9 FM; HEALDSBURG, CA; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF SANTA ROSA LICENSE LLC)
  • K202CT (88.3 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • KXFX (101.7 FM; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF SANTA ROSA LICENSE LLC)
  • KSXY (98.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KJZY-FM1 (93.7 FM; ROHNERT PARK, CA; Owner: REDWOOD EMPIRE STEREOCASTERS)
  • KKSF-FM1 (103.7 FM; PLEASANTON, ETC., CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Valley Ford:

  • KQED (Channel 9; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KQED, INC.)
  • K30DO (Channel 30; SANTA ROSA, CA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SAN FRANCISCO, INC.)
  • KRCB (Channel 22; COTATI, CA; Owner: RURAL CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING CORP.)

Valley Ford fatal accident list:

Sep 21, 2001 00:20 AM, Sr-1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 11, 2000 07:15 PM, Sr-1, Lat: 38.318094, Lon: -122.900248, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 43ft / 13.4mTotal length
  • $1,294,000Total costs
  • 10,325Total average daily traffic
  • 575Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15,809Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KD6AVI, Licensee ID: L00400309, Grant Date: 09/18/2001, Expiration Date: 09/18/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/19/2013, Registrant: Jackie M Glissman, Valley Ford, CA 94972
  • Call Sign: KC0MJW, Licensee ID: L00470461, Grant Date: 12/28/2011, Expiration Date: 02/20/2022, Certifier: Ben C Bacon, Registrant: Beni C Bacon, Valley Ford, CA 94972
  • Call Sign: KI6TPJ, Licensee ID: L01438036, Grant Date: 10/15/2008, Expiration Date: 10/15/2018, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2010, Certifier: Kevin S Eckholt Mowrey, Registrant: Kevin S Eckholt Mowrey, Valley Ford, CA 94972
  • Call Sign: KI6TPK, Licensee ID: L01438037, Grant Date: 10/15/2008, Expiration Date: 10/15/2018, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2009, Certifier: Kari L Eckholt Mowrey, Registrant: Kari L Eckholt Mowrey, Valley Ford, CA 94972
  • Call Sign: KJ6OOI, Licensee ID: L01636336, Grant Date: 05/05/2011, Expiration Date: 05/05/2021, Certifier: Richard E Allison, Registrant: Richard E Allison, Valley Ford, CA 94972

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Valley Ford, CA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Valley Ford, CA
  • 100.0%Electricity


Valley Ford compared to California state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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  • John Glissman (3)
  • John M. Glissman (1)
  • Joe J. Pozzi (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2020.