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Big River, California - Basic Facts

The Big River Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in San Bernardino County at latitude 34.1398 and longitude -114.3621. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 440 feet.

The formal official name is the Big River Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Big River, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Big River indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Big River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles.

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Big River, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,343
Population in Households 1,343
Population in Familes 941
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 124
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 647
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 362
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 511 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 428 (39.8%)
Median Home Value $142,230
Average Home Value $210,470


Median Household Income $29,275
Average Household Income $36,804
Per Capita Income $18,443
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.28% 0.49%
Households 0.26% 0.4%
Families -0.7% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.


Big River, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big River to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 973 36th
Population Density1 # 1247 18th
Diversity Index2 # 1044 32nd
Median Household Income # 1438 6th
Per Capita Income # 1144 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.