Big River, California

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For the community in Mendocino County formerly with this name, see Mendocino, California.
Big River
census-designated place
Location in San Bernardino County and the state of California
Location in San Bernardino County and the state of California
Coordinates: 34°8′2″N 114°22′11″W / 34.13389°N 114.36972°W / 34.13389; -114.36972Coordinates: 34°8′2″N 114°22′11″W / 34.13389°N 114.36972°W / 34.13389; -114.36972
Country  United States
State  California
County San Bernardino
Area[1]
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,327
 • Density 120/sq mi (45/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 92242
Area code(s) 760
FIPS code 06-06635
GNIS feature ID 1866999

Big River is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population was 1,327 at the 2010 census, up from 1,266 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Big River is located on the west bank of the Colorado River at 34°8′2″N 114°22′11″W / 34.13389°N 114.36972°W / 34.13389; -114.36972 (34.134021, -114.369782).[2]

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.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] 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 (79.5% Non-Hispanic White),[4] 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.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Big River had a median household income of $29,063, with 11.8% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[5]

2000[edit]

As of the census[6] 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.

Politics[edit]

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.

In the United States House of Representatives, Big River is in California's 8th congressional district, represented by Republican Paul Cook.[7]

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