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 1,594 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,594
Population in Households 1,594
Population in Familes 1,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 152
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 655
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 410
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 385 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 312 (32.3%)
Median Home Value $43,274
Average Home Value $73,057


Median Household Income $33,523
Average Household Income $51,346
Per Capita Income $21,064
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.38% -0.39%
Households -1.55% -0.52%
Families -1.58% -0.49%
Median Household Income   -1.47%
Per Capita Income   0.47%
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.

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, 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 # 929 39th
Population Density1 # 1199 21st
Diversity Index2 # 845 44th
Median Household Income # 1368 10th
Per Capita Income # 1085 28th

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