Bieber, California

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census-designated place
Bieber is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°07′17″N 121°08′39″W / 41.12139°N 121.14417°W / 41.12139; -121.14417Coordinates: 41°07′17″N 121°08′39″W / 41.12139°N 121.14417°W / 41.12139; -121.14417
Country  United States
State  California
County Lassen County
 • Total 5.842 sq mi (15.131 km2)
 • Land 5.842 sq mi (15.131 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 4,124 ft (1,257 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 312
 • Density 53/sq mi (21/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 96009
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature ID 253152; 2582944
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bieber, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bieber, California

Bieber (formerly, Chalk Ford)[3] is a census-designated place (CDP)[4] in Lassen County, California.[2] It is located on the Pit River 55 miles (89 km) north-northwest of Susanville,[3] at an elevation of 4124 feet (1257 m).[2] Its population was 312 at the 2010 census. The ZIP Code is 96009. The community is inside area code 530.


The settlement sprang up at the Pit River ford in 1877.[3] The first post office at Bieber opened in 1877.[3] A major junction between the Great Northern and Western Pacific railroads for north-south traffic, now owned by BNSF Railway.


The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Bieber had a population of 312. The population density was 184.2 people per square mile (71.1/km²). The racial makeup of Bieber was 264 (84.6%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 15 (4.8%) Native American, 1 (0.3%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 24 (7.7%) from other races, and 8 (2.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 72 persons (23.1%).

The Census reported that 312 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 123 households, out of which 41 (33.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 67 (54.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 7 (5.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 10 (8.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 6 (4.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 1 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 34 households (27.6%) were made up of individuals and 12 (9.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54. There were 84 families (68.3% of all households); the average family size was 3.05.

The population was spread out with 78 people (25.0%) under the age of 18, 27 people (8.7%) aged 18 to 24, 77 people (24.7%) aged 25 to 44, 88 people (28.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 42 people (13.5%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.4 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.3 males.

There were 148 housing units at an average density of 87.4 per square mile (33.7/km²), of which 90 (73.2%) were owner-occupied, and 33 (26.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 10.8%. 237 people (76.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 75 people (24.0%) lived in rental housing units.


In the state legislature, Bieber is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines,[6] and the 1st Assembly District, represented by Republican Brian Dahle.[7]

Federally, Bieber is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[8]


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bieber, California
  3. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 356. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bieber, California
  5. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
  6. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.