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Big River, California - Basic Facts

The Big River Census Designated Place had a population of 1,387 as of July 1, 2019. Big River 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 Big River is located at latitude 34.14 and longitude -114.3613 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the Big River Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 440 feet.

The Big River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407844) 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 Big River Census Designated Place is located within Needles CCD of San Bernardino County.


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Big River, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Big River, CA Housing Affordability Index is 192
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Big River, CA Wealth Index is 70
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,387 (100%)
Population in Households 1,387 (100.0%)
Population in Families 972 (70.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 128
Diversity Index2 50
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,010
Average Household Income $51,663
Per Capita Income $25,797
Wealth Index4 70

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 514 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 419 (38.5%)
Median Home Value $81,771
Housing Affordability Index3 192
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 670
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 376
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.48% 0.51%
Households 0.5% 0.5%
Families 0.09% 0.47%
Median Household Income   4.67%
Per Capita Income   3.9%

Big River, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big River to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 964 37th
Population Density # 1240 19th
Diversity Index # 998 34th
Median Household Income # 1451 5th
Per Capita Income # 998 34th

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