Rough and Ready, California

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Population in 2010: 963.
Males: 655  (68.1%)
Females: 308  (31.9%)
Median resident age:

56.5 years
California median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 95975.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,385
Rough and Ready:

$65,385
CA:

$71,805

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $42,197

Rough and Ready CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $437,200
Rough and Ready:

$437,200
CA:

$509,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $306,442; detached houses: $407,051; mobile homes: $61,771

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,320.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rough and Ready: 95.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 46.1%
(23.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Rough and Ready, CA (2010)
    • 84487.6%White alone
    • 565.8%Hispanic
    • 323.3%Two or more races
    • 161.7%Asian alone
    • 60.6%American Indian alone
    • 60.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.3%Black alone

Races in Rough and Ready detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Rough and Ready, California as of November 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rough and Ready is 184 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (14.8%), German (12.2%), European (5.2%), Scottish (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1880 feet

102 residents are foreign born (11.3% Latin America, 1.5% Europe).

This place:

12.9%
California:

27.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,054 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,067 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Loomis Basin-Folsom Lake, CA (30.5 miles , pop. 67,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Sacramento, CA (50.0 miles , pop. 407,018).

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

Nearest cities:

Penn Valley, CA (1.9 miles ),
Lake Wildwood, CA (1.9 miles ),
Grass Valley, CA (2.0 miles ),
Cedar Ridge, CA (2.6 miles ),
Nevada City, CA (2.6 miles ),
Alta Sierra, CA (2.9 miles ),
Smartsville, CA (2.9 miles),
North San Juan, CA (3.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.23 N, Longitude: 121.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 530

Distribution of median household income in Rough and Ready, CA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rough and Ready, CA in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
California:

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

74
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.53. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.53
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 43.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

43.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 16.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 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 6.49. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.49
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Rough and Ready-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 734% 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 131.9 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 212.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 255.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 171.7 miles away from the city center
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 174.0 miles away from Rough and Ready center, causing $75,000,000 total damage
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 150.7 miles away from Rough and Ready center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nevada County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Landslides: 4, Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Rough and Ready:

  • OAK PARK NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • SIERRA NEVADA HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • WOLF CREEK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • SIERRA NEVADA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • GOLDEN EMPIRE CONV HOSP (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • SPRING HILL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)
  • CRYSTAL RIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GRASS VALLEY, CA)

Airports located in Rough and Ready:

Amtrak stations near Rough and Ready:

  • 5 miles: GRASS VALLEY (125 E. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: NEVADA CITY (301 SACRAMENTO ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking.
  • 14 miles: COLFAX (CHURCH ST. & SP TRACKS) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rough and Ready:

  • Yuba College (about 23 miles; Marysville, CA; Full-time enrollment: 4,737)
  • Sierra College (about 31 miles; Rocklin, CA; FT enrollment: 11,488)
  • Folsom Lake College (about 40 miles; Folsom, CA; FT enrollment: 5,308)
  • Butte College (about 40 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 8,649)
  • American River College (about 42 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 20,452)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Northern California Inc (about 46 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 3,193)
  • University of Phoenix-Sacramento Valley Campus (about 48 miles; Sacramento, CA; FT enrollment: 2,855)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rough and Ready: Rough and Ready Grange Hall (A), Rough and Ready Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rough and Ready Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Rough and Ready Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Nevada 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:

2.3 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.2%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.2%
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: 0.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Rough and Ready:

Marital status in Rough and Ready, CA
  • Never married: 7.3%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 19.1%
  • Divorced: 25.8%

For population 25 years and over in Rough and Ready:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
California average:

15.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rough and Ready, CA (based on Nevada County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,52745
Catholic7,9994
Mainline Protestant2,79512
Other2,73226
None67,711-
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: 25
Nevada County:

2.58 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Nevada County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 98
Nevada County:

10.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Nevada County:

20.5%
State:

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

13.5%
State:

17.9%

7.44% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($74,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.44%
California average:

5.03%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($481 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.06%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Placer County, CA  1.18% ($66,217 average AGI)
from Sacramento County, CA  0.48% ($58,505)
from Washoe County, NV  0.32% ($52,098)


6.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
California average:

5.21%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($424 average AGI)
Nevada County:

0.06%
California average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Placer County, CA  1.17% ($65,405 average AGI)
to Washoe County, NV  0.65% ($65,523)
to Sacramento County, CA  0.57% ($44,948)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rough and Ready:

  • KNCO (830 AM; 5 kW; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, 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.)
  • KAHI (950 AM; 10 kW; AUBURN, CA; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KSTE (650 AM; 25 kW; RANCHO CORDOVA, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLIB (1110 AM; 10 kW; ROSEVILLE, CA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMYC (1410 AM; 5 kW; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: THOMAS F. HUTH)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KCBS (740 AM; 50 kW; SAN FRANCISCO, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFSG (1690 AM; 10 kW; ROSEVILLE, CA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTRB (860 AM; 50 kW; MODESTO, CA; Owner: PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rough and Ready:

  • KVMR (89.5 FM; NEVADA CITY, CA; Owner: NEVADA CITY COMMUNITY BROADCAST GRUP)
  • KLVS (99.3 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNCO-FM (94.1 FM; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: NEVADA COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXCL (103.9 FM; YUBA CITY, CA; Owner: HARLAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRCX-FM (99.9 FM; MARYSVILLE, CA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KMJE (101.5 FM; GRIDLEY, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K213BZ (90.5 FM; RICHVALE, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHHZ (97.7 FM; OROVILLE, CA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K258AQ (99.5 FM; YANKEE HILL, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KHGQ (100.3 FM; QUINCY, CA; Owner: KEILY MILLER)
  • KHAP (89.1 FM; CHICO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYIX (104.9 FM; SOUTH OROVILLE, CA; Owner: BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKCY (103.1 FM; COLUSA, CA; Owner: RESULTS RADIO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KWYL (102.9 FM; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Rough and Ready:

  • K16CX (Channel 16; GRASS VALLEY, CA; Owner: SIERRA JOINT JR. COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KMMK-LP (Channel 14; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: CABALLERO TELEVISION TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KEZT-CA (Channel 23; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: TELEFUTURA SACRAMENTO LLC)

Rough and Ready fatal accident list:

Mar 27, 2009 03:10 PM, Rough And Ready Hwy, Lat: 39.226639, Lon: -121.142681, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 2, 2002 11:08 AM, Rough And Ready Hwy, Lat: 39.224258, Lon: -121.144234, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.3mTotal length
  • 35,289Total average daily traffic
  • 47Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,081Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 39.204278 Lon: -121.174056, Call Sign: WQWU381,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.450 MHz, 463.325 MHz, 464.675 MHz, 468.325 MHz, 469.675 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2015, Expiration Date: 11/19/2025, Certifier: Colby Mccollum, Registrant: American Radio, Inc., 2254 Moore Street, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92110, Phone: (619) 239-5020, Fax: (619) 239-5925, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rough and Ready)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 39876 , Serial Number: 30455, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 05/18/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 01/10/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald M Bawden, 10121 Westerinen Way, Rough And Ready, CA 95975
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 4467Q , Serial Number: 15060467, Certificate Issue Date: 04/27/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Richard E Denman, 10587 Paradise Dr, Rough And Ready, CA 95975
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 45190 , Serial Number: 15076777, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 09/24/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Colin E Violette, Po Box 311, Rough And Ready, CA 95975
  • Aircraft: RAINBOLT JOEY L RV-7A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 819RV , Serial Number: 73888, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 10/01/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Joey L Rainbolt, 10189 Shady Oak Pl, Rough And Ready, CA 95975
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8319W , Serial Number: 28-2494, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1965, Certificate Issue Date: 09/14/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Martin O Blaker, Po Box 1227, Rough And Ready, CA 95975
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 44427 , Serial Number: 28-7415637, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 07/29/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 10/22/1986
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Daniel J Buettner, 10185 Valley Dr, Rough And Ready, CA 95975, Other Owners: Myrna L Buettner
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/13/2018

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rough and Ready, CA
  • 43.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.4%Electricity
  • 24.4%Wood
  • 8.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rough and Ready, CA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rough and Ready compared to California 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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