Dorrington, California

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Population in 2010: 609.
Population change since 2000: -16.2%
Males: 340  (55.9%)
Females: 269  (44.1%)
Median resident age:

64.8 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip codes: 95223.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,777 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Dorrington:

$46,777
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $88,826 (it was $53,832 in 2000)

Dorrington CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $348,417 (it was $207,200 in 2000)
Dorrington:

$348,417
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $495,782; detached houses: $491,029
March 2019 cost of living index in Dorrington: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.1%
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Ancestries: Italian (15.6%), European (11.5%), Swedish (11.5%), Polish (10.7%), English (7.4%), German (7.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 4800 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 166 people per square mile   (very low).

Dorrington, California map

23 residents are foreign born (8.2% Europe).

This place:

8.2%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,161 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,531 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South El Dorado, CA (35.2 miles , pop. 78,296).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Stockton, CA (60.3 miles , pop. 243,771).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (310.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

West Point-Wilseyville, CA (2.0 miles ),
Arnold, CA (2.3 miles ),
Avery, CA (3.0 miles ),
Forest Meadows, CA (3.4 miles ),
Rail Road Flat, CA (3.6 miles ),
Mountain Ranch, CA (3.7 miles ),
Murphys, CA (3.9 miles ),
Cold Springs, CA (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 38.30 N, Longitude: 120.27 W

Distribution of median household income in Dorrington, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dorrington, CA in 2019
Dorrington satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
California:

7.9%
Most common industries in Dorrington, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (18.9%)
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Truck transportation (7.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Food (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (16.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.4%)
  • Truck transportation (11.0%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.7%)
  • Food (7.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (26.0%)
  • Public administration (24.0%)
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (12.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (11.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
Most common occupations in Dorrington, CA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.3%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (6.8%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (5.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (16.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (15.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.3%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (8.3%)
  • Computer specialists (7.7%)
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (20.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (14.0%)
  • Registered nurses (13.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.0%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (12.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (12.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11.0%)

Average climate in Dorrington, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 85.2. This is about average.

City:

85.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.258. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.258
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 53.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

53.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Dorrington-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7989% 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 149.8 miles away from the city center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 212.3 miles away from Dorrington center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 239.0 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 119.5 miles away from Dorrington 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 116.2 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 238.0 miles away from Dorrington 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 Calaveras County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Winter Storms: 7, Mudslides: 5, Fires: 4, Landslides: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dorrington topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dorrington:

  • Folsom Lake College (about 53 miles; Folsom, CA; Full-time enrollment: 5,308)
  • Modesto Junior College (about 61 miles; Modesto, CA; FT enrollment: 10,635)
  • University of the Pacific (about 61 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 4,999)
  • San Joaquin Delta College (about 61 miles; Stockton, CA; FT enrollment: 12,167)
  • Sierra College (about 62 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • California State University-Stanislaus (about 63 miles; Turlock, CA; FT enrollment: 7,054)
  • American River College (about 63 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)

Public high school in Dorrington:

  • RITE OF PASSAGE (Location: 100 ROSASCHI RD., Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Dorrington Forest Service Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Snowshoe Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Calaveras 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:

65.0%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.5%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Dorrington:

Marital status in Dorrington, CA
  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

For population 25 years and over in Dorrington:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dorrington, CA (based on Calaveras County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic25,0525
Evangelical Protestant3,71740
Other1,6426
Mainline Protestant9728
Orthodox452
None14,150-
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: 11
Calaveras County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Calaveras County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Calaveras County:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Calaveras County:

9.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.7%
California:

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

18.8%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.9%
California:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.7%
California:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Dorrington:

28.3
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dorrington:

19.6%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.7%
California:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dorrington:

6.8
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dorrington:

36.8%
State:

31.5%

General health condition:
Here:

55.4%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Dorrington:

83.1%
California:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dorrington, CA Residents

8.04% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,329 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
California average:

5.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Joaquin County, CA  1.47% ($58,972 average AGI)
from Contra Costa County, CA  0.60% ($98,350)
from Stanislaus County, CA  0.55% ($78,880)


6.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
California average:

5.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to San Joaquin County, CA  0.94% ($52,310 average AGI)
to Amador County, CA  0.62% ($49,088)
to Tuolumne County, CA  0.60% ($42,465)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dorrington:

  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFIA (710 AM; 25 kW; CARMICHAEL, CA; Owner: VISTA BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFBK (1530 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KNBR (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KNBR LICO, INC.)
  • KGO (810 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: KGO-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KTCT (1050 AM; 50 kW; SAN MATEO, CA; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • KFAX (1100 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: GOLDEN GATE BROADCASTING CO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dorrington:

  • KBYN (95.9 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KBYN, INC.)
  • KCFA (106.1 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KCFA, INC.)
  • KXSR (91.7 FM; GROVELAND, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO)
  • KKBN (93.5 FM; TWAIN HARTE, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCVR-FM (98.9 FM; COLUMBIA, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZSQ-FM (92.7 FM; SONORA, CA; Owner: CLARKE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOSL (94.3 FM; JACKSON, CA; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KHOP (95.1 FM; OAKDALE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSVL (92.3 FM; SMITH, NV; Owner: DONEGAL ENTERPRISES)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KEFR (89.9 FM; LE GRAND, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUBB (96.3 FM; MARIPOSA, CA; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP. OF MONTEREY INC)
  • KCIV (99.9 FM; MOUNT BULLION, CA; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K294AW (106.7 FM; ARNOLD, CA; Owner: KCFA, INC.)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMPO (88.7 FM; MODESTO, CA; Owner: RADIO BILINGUE, INC.)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Dorrington:

  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)

Dorrington fatal accident list:

Dec 16, 2017 09:00 PM, Boards Crossing Rd, Snowshoe Thompson Trl, Lat: 38.300031, Lon: -120.274650, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 22.1mTotal length
  • $1,376,000Total costs
  • 650Total average daily traffic
  • 4Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,444Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • North Fork Dam 19 Km Ne Of Hwy 4 (Lat: 38.437972 Lon: -120.016583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WNPB924,
    Assigned Frequencies: 171.925 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2015, Expiration Date: 04/05/2025, Registrant: Northern California Power Agency, 477 Bret Harte Drive, Murphys, CA 95247, Phone: (209) 728-1387, Email:
  • BIG TREES, Big Trees Park (Lat: 38.288583 Lon: -120.286972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WPZF333,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.520 MHz, Grant Date: 12/11/2013, Expiration Date: 01/06/2024, Certifier: Dennis Downum, Registrant: Csi Telecommunications, Inc., 750 Battery St., Suite 350, San Francisco, CA 94111, Phone: (415) 751-8845, Fax: (415) 788-0791, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • LIBERTY HILL, Liberty Hill Apprx 20 Mi Ene Us Frst Ser Rds 5n02 5n14 6n27 (Lat: 38.369361 Lon: -120.088806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WNEV253,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/15/2018, Expiration Date: 05/27/2028, Registrant: Northern California Power Agency, 477 Bret Harte Drive, Murphys, CA 95247, Phone: (209) 728-1387, Email:
  • SP DAM POWER, New Spicer Meadow Dam Apprx 10 Mi E Near Hells Kitchen Vista (Lat: 38.391667 Lon: -120.000833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WNEV254,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/15/2018, Expiration Date: 05/27/2028, Registrant: Northern California Power Agency, 477 Bret Harte Drive, Murphys, CA 95247, Phone: (209) 728-1387, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KD6OBQ, Grant Date: 10/06/1992, Expiration Date: 10/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/07/2004, Registrant: David P Ayraud, Dorrington, CA 95223
  • Call Sign: W6WSH, Grant Date: 06/30/1995, Expiration Date: 06/30/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2007, Registrant: C Alan Richardson, Dorrington, CA 95223
  • Call Sign: KG6SSI, Licensee ID: L00691003, Grant Date: 07/12/2013, Expiration Date: 10/10/2023, Certifier: Clair Rommell, Registrant: Clair Rommell, Dorrington, CA 95223-4518

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dorrington, CA
  • 50.0%Wood
  • 22.8%Utility gas
  • 18.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dorrington, CA
  • 54.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 45.5%Wood


Dorrington compared to California state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Dorrington on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Spain (population 500+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #79 (95223) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of returns reporting salary or wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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