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Big River, California - Basic Facts

The Big River Census Designated Place had a population of 1,383 as of July 1, 2018. 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 34.1398 and longitude -114.3621 in San Bernardino County. 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. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Big River, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,383
Population in Households 1,383
Population in Familes 979
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 128
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $33,867
Average Household Income $57,753
Per Capita Income $28,683


Total Housing Units 1,064 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 517 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 398 (37.4%)
Median Home Value $115,698
Average Home Value $194,913


Total Households 666
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 374
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% 0.7%
Households 0.48% 0.62%
Families 0.03% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   4.53%

Big River, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big River to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 965 36th
Population Density # 1241 18th
Diversity Index # 1002 34th
Median Household Income # 1400 8th
Per Capita Income # 842 45th

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