Tecopa, California

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Population in 2010: 150.
Population change since 2000: +51.5%
Males: 93  (62.5%)
Females: 57  (37.5%)
Median resident age:

67.9 years
California median age:

37.0 years

Zip code: 92389

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,692 (it was $12,344 in 2000)
Tecopa:

$32,692
CA:

$80,440

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,737 (it was $10,395 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $69,233 (it was $22,100 in 2000)
Tecopa:

$69,233
CA:

$568,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $100,606; detached houses: $136,644; mobile homes: $72,917

Median gross rent in 2019: $659.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tecopa: 91.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.9%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 60.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Tecopa, CA (2019)
    • 13982.7%White alone
    • 1810.7%Hispanic
    • 63.6%Two or more races
    • 21.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Tecopa, California as of August 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tecopa is 45 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (35.5%), American (14.5%), English (6.5%), Irish (6.5%), European (4.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1329 feet

Land area: 18.6 square miles.

Population density: 8.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Tecopa, California map

14 residents are foreign born (5.4% Europe).

This place:

8.3%
California:

26.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $435 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spring Valley, NV (56.9 miles , pop. 117,390).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (60.4 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (172.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Shoshone, CA (3.0 miles),
Death Valley, CA (3.7 miles ),
Pahrump, NV (5.3 miles ),
Sandy Valley, NV (5.6 miles ),
Crystal, NV (5.6 miles ),
Mount Charleston, NV (6.6 miles ),
Goodsprings, NV (6.6 miles ),
Blue Diamond, NV (6.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.84 N, Longitude: 116.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 760

Distribution of median household income in Tecopa, CA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Tecopa, CA in 2019

Tecopa satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
California:

7.9%

Average climate in Tecopa, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 42.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

42.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.8
U.S.:

19.6

Earthquake activity:

Tecopa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 116.2 miles away from Tecopa 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 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 167.6 miles away from Tecopa center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
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 92.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 183.7 miles away from Tecopa center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 112.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 211.3 miles away from Tecopa center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Inyo County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tecopa:

  • College of Southern Nevada (about 59 miles; Las Vegas, NV; Full-time enrollment: 18,996)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas (about 63 miles; Las Vegas, NV; FT enrollment: 21,153)
  • Nevada State College (about 72 miles; Henderson, NV; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • Barstow Community College (about 82 miles; Barstow, CA; FT enrollment: 2,120)
  • Cerro Coso Community College (about 84 miles; Ridgecrest, CA; FT enrollment: 2,420)
  • Victor Valley College (about 112 miles; Victorville, CA; FT enrollment: 7,630)
  • Mohave Community College (about 129 miles; Kingman, AZ; FT enrollment: 3,309)

Public elementary/middle school in Tecopa:

  • TECOPA-FRANCIS ELEMENTARY (Location: 1555 OLD SPANISH TRAIL HWY., Grades: KG-6)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tecopa: China Ranch (A), Southern Inyo Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Tecopa: Tecopa Hot Springs County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Mono County - Senior Citizens' Services & Information (Recreation Areas; Tecopa Hot Springs R) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Inyo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tecopa and their reported violations in the past:

DELIGHT S HOT SPRINGS RESORT (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
TECOPA PALMS RV PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

1.6 people
California:

2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

32.6%
Whole state:

68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.7%
Whole state:

7.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.2% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Tecopa:

Marital status in Tecopa, CA
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 26.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 36.0%

For population 25 years and over in Tecopa:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.4%
  • Unemployed: 15.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 1.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
California average:

14.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tecopa, CA (based on Inyo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,8275
Evangelical Protestant1,49423
Mainline Protestant8455
Other6294
Black Protestant1781
None10,573-
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: 6
Inyo County:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
This county:

9.77 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Inyo County:

16.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Inyo County:

23.1%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
California:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.3%
California:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.2%
California:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
California:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tecopa:

12.0%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tecopa:

36.0%
California:

31.5%

General health condition:
Tecopa:

54.2%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Tecopa:

71.2%
California:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tecopa, CA Residents

7.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
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 Los Angeles County, CA  1.09% ($63,013 average AGI)
from Mono County, CA  0.72% ($48,843)
from San Diego County, CA  0.41% ($67,000)


7.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,718 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
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 Mono County, CA  0.73% ($57,654 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.51% ($54,944)
to Kern County, CA  0.38% ($53,259)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tecopa:

  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFI (640 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIRN (670 AM; 35 kW; SIMI VALLEY, CA; Owner: LOTUS OXNARD CORP.)
  • KPLS (830 AM; 50 kW; ORANGE, CA; Owner: CRN LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KSPN (710 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSQ (870 AM; 10 kW; WHITNEY, NV; Owner: KLSQ-AM LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTNQ (1020 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: KTNQ-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KDIS (1110 AM; 50 kW; PASADENA, CA; Owner: ABC,INC.)
  • KFWB (980 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KENO (1460 AM; 10 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tecopa:

  • KQOL-FM (93.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXTE (107.5 FM; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMP (92.3 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K211DC (90.1 FM; PAHRUMP, NV; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KQMR (99.3 FM; INDIAN SPRINGS, NV; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KXPT (97.1 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: LOTUS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNPR (89.5 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KJUL (104.3 FM; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: KJUL LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLUC-FM (98.5 FM; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIXF (101.5 FM; BAKER, CA; Owner: HIGHWAY RADIO, INC.)
  • KHRQ (94.9 FM; BAKER, CA; Owner: THE DRIVE LLC)
  • KHYZ (99.7 FM; MOUNTAIN PASS, CA; Owner: KHWY, INC.)
  • KOAS (105.7 FM; DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ; Owner: DESERT SKY MEDIA, LLC)
  • K295AJ (106.9 FM; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Tecopa:

  • K07RW (Channel 7; SHOSHONE & TECOPA, CA; Owner: SOUTHERN AMARGOSA TRANSL. SERVICE)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • TECOPAPEAK, Tecopa Peak 9 Km Se (Lat: 35.784694 Lon: -116.145583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 13.1 m, Call Sign: KNFD839,
    Assigned Frequencies: 812.162 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2011, Expiration Date: 10/08/2021, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5102, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Tecopa Peak 9 Km Se (Lat: 35.784694 Lon: -116.145583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 13.1 m, Call Sign: WNFI920,
    Assigned Frequencies: 858.587 MHz, 858.587 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2011, Expiration Date: 10/08/2021, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Tecopa Peak 5.5 Mi Se (Lat: 35.784694 Lon: -116.145583), Call Sign: WNFL842,
    Assigned Frequencies: 75.8600 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/2013, Expiration Date: 02/09/2024, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Tepoca Peak, 5.5 Miles Of Se Of City Of Tecopa (Lat: 35.784722 Lon: -116.144722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WPGD378,
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.925 MHz, 935.950 MHz, 936.400 MHz, 936.425 MHz, 936.462 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2015, Expiration Date: 04/06/2025, Registrant: Southern California Edison Company, General Office #3, 3rd Floor, 2131 Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770, Phone: (626) 543-8674, Email:
  • TECOPAPEAK, Tecopa Peak 9 Km Se (Lat: 35.784694 Lon: -116.145583), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 13.1 m, Call Sign: WQDX450,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.037 MHz, 453.987 MHz, Grant Date: 09/11/2015, Expiration Date: 11/22/2025, Certifier: Glen S Nash, Registrant: State Of California, 601 Sequoia-Pacific Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95811-0231, Phone: (916) 894-5096, Fax: (916) 894-5392, Email:
  • Tepoca Peak, 5.5 Miles Of Se Of City Of Tecopa (Lat: 35.784722 Lon: -116.144722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQXI487,
    Assigned Frequencies: 937.400 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2016, Expiration Date: 04/06/2025, Certifier: John C Pescatore, Registrant: Anterix, 8260 Greensboro Drive, Suite 501, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (571) 234-5159, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • STATION, Tecopa Peak 5.5 Mi Se (Lat: 35.784667 Lon: -116.145556), Overall height: 12.5 m, Call Sign: WNTN583,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2180.80 MHz, Grant Date: 10/06/1998, Expiration Date: 12/06/2008, Cancellation Date: 06/26/2000, Phone: (916) 657-9454
  • POP49POP72, Lat: 35.785500 Lon: -116.145306, Type: Building, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WQKC652,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2009, Expiration Date: 03/31/2019, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2019, Certifier: Marty A Mizrahi, Registrant: Lasvegas.Net, 2595 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89104, Phone: (702) 792-5100, Email:
  • POP72POP49, Lat: 35.842528 Lon: -116.212611, Type: Building, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WQKC652,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2009, Expiration Date: 03/31/2019, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2019, Certifier: Marty A Mizrahi, Registrant: Lasvegas.Net, 2595 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89104, Phone: (702) 792-5100, Email:
  • Tecopa, Lat: 35.785528 Lon: -116.145306, Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQWS841,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 11/10/2015, Expiration Date: 11/10/2025, Certifier: Marty Mizrahi, Registrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Road, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • IBEX, 9 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 35.766333 Lon: -116.328611), Overall height: 20.7 m, Call Sign: KNM74,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6108.30 MHz, 6137.90 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, Expiration Date: 01/01/1900, Cancellation Date: 11/17/1998, Registrant: Pacific Bell, 2700 Watt Ave Rm 3082, Sacramento, CA 95851
  • IBEX, 9 Miles Sw Of (Lat: 35.766333 Lon: -116.328611), Overall height: 20.7 m, Call Sign: WHR436, Licensee ID: L00020606,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6108.30 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/15/2000, Expiration Date: 02/01/2010, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2000, Registrant: At&t Communications Of California Inc, 1200 Peachtree St 15w27, Atlanta, GA 30309

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KQ6RY, Previous Call Sign: WA6DUE, Licensee ID: L00430111, Grant Date: 09/30/1997, Expiration Date: 09/30/2007, Cancellation Date: 03/08/2002, Registrant: Bruce G Stevenson, Tecopa, CA 92389-0007
  • Call Sign: W6BGS, Previous Call Sign: KQ6RY, Licensee ID: L00430111, Grant Date: 12/14/2011, Expiration Date: 03/08/2022, Certifier: Bruce G Stevenson, Registrant: Bruce G Stevenson, 205 Parrish Road, Tecopa, CA 92389-0007
  • Call Sign: KK6UGW, Licensee ID: L01945694, Grant Date: 05/21/2015, Expiration Date: 05/21/2025, Certifier: Ryan S Thomas, Registrant: Ryan S Thomas, Tecopa, CA 92389
  • Call Sign: KK6ZXE, Licensee ID: L01997430, Grant Date: 01/25/2016, Expiration Date: 01/25/2026, Certifier: Lara E Murray, Registrant: Lara E Murray, 522 Parrish Rd, Tecopa, CA 92389

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tecopa, CA
  • 35.2%Electricity
  • 31.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.4%Wood
  • 4.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tecopa, CA
  • 57.1%Electricity
  • 21.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.4%Wood


Tecopa compared to California state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
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