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The Bear Valley Springs Census Designated Place had a population of 5,546 as of July 1, 2016. Bear Valley Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bear Valley Springs is located at latitude 35.1794 and longitude -118.626 in Kern County. The formal boundaries for the Bear Valley Springs Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Kern County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,121 feet.

The Bear Valley Springs Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407815) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Bear Valley Springs Census Designated Place is located within Tehachapi CCD of Kern County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bear Valley Springs population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bear Valley Springs, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,546
Population in Households 5,545
Population in Familes 4,873
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 134
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 2,257
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,736
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,902 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,933 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 324 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 645 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $357,255
Average Home Value $412,636


Median Household Income $90,932
Average Household Income $124,120
Per Capita Income $49,734
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.12% 1.19%
Households 0.98% 1.07%
Families 1.07% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bear Valley Springs, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear Valley Springs to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 622 59th
Population Density1 # 1228 19th
Diversity Index2 # 1329 12th
Median Household Income # 209 86th
Per Capita Income # 185 88th

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