Big River, California
|San Bernardino County and the state of California|
|• Total||11.350 sq mi (29.395 km2)|
|• Land||10.827 sq mi (28.042 km2)|
|• Water||0.523 sq mi (1.353 km2) 4.60%|
|Elevation||436 ft (133 m)|
|• Density||120/sq mi (45/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1866999|
Big River is located on the west bank of the Colorado River at .(34.134021, -114.369782)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.4 square miles (30 km2). 10.8 square miles (28 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) of it (4.60%) is water.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Big River had a population of 1,327. The population density was 116.9 people per square mile (45.1/km²). The racial makeup of Big River was 1,137 (85.7%) White, 14 (1.1%) African American, 50 (3.8%) Native American, 2 (0.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 54 (4.1%) from other races, and 70 (5.3%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 160 persons (12.1%).
The Census reported that 1,327 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 640 households, out of which 116 (18.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 268 (41.9%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 67 (10.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 38 (5.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 44 (6.9%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 9 (1.4%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 216 households (33.8%) were made up of individuals and 134 (20.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07. There were 373 families (58.3% of all households); the average family size was 2.56.
The population was spread out with 192 people (14.5%) under the age of 18, 68 people (5.1%) aged 18 to 24, 174 people (13.1%) aged 25 to 44, 429 people (32.3%) aged 45 to 64, and 464 people (35.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.9 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.
There were 1,064 housing units at an average density of 93.7 per square mile (36.2/km²), of which 509 (79.5%) were owner-occupied, and 131 (20.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 34.1%. 1,009 people (76.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 318 people (24.0%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,266 people, 570 households, and 369 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 116.0 inhabitants per square mile (44.8/km²). There were 1,053 housing units at an average density of 96.5 per square mile (37.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.9% White, 2.5% African American, 2.5% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 6.3% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.6% of the population.
There were 570 households out of which 17.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.66.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 31.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $23,488, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $20,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,862. About 13.1% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.3% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Big River is located in the 18th Senate District, represented by Republican Roy Ashburn, and in the 34th Assembly District, represented by Republican Bill Maze. Federally, Big River is located in California's 41st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +9 and is represented by Republican Jerry Lewis.
- U.S. Census
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- 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.
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