Searles Valley, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Searles Valley, California - Basic Facts

The Searles Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 1,803 as of July 1, 2017. Searles Valley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Searles Valley is located at latitude 35.7701 and longitude -117.3967 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the Searles Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,090 feet.

The Searles Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409296) 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 Searles Valley Census Designated Place is located within Searles Valley CCD of San Bernardino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Searles Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Searles Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,803
Daytime Population: Workers 1,161
Daytime Population: Residents 1,252
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,413
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 1,803
Population in Familes 1,410
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 172
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $39,437
Average Household Income $56,567
Per Capita Income $23,371


Total Housing Units 981 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 440 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 304 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 237 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $45,184
Average Home Value $75,510


Total Households 744
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 466
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.5% 0.59%
Households 0.41% 0.53%
Families 0.39% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Searles Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Searles Valley to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 905 40th
Population Density # 1164 23rd
Diversity Index # 847 44th
Median Household Income # 1225 19th
Per Capita Income # 1024 33rd

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