|San Bernardino County and the state of California|
|• Total||3.147 sq mi (8.150 km2)|
|• Land||3.143 sq mi (8.140 km2)|
|• Water||0.004 sq mi (0.010 km2) 0.13%|
|Elevation||1,388 ft (423 m)|
|• Density||3,400/sq mi (1,300/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1652756|
Muscoy is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population was 10,644 at the 2010 census, up from 8,919 at the 2000 census. Muscoy shares zip code 92407 with northwest San Bernardino, California's Verdemont neighborhood, Devore Heights, and Arrowhead Farms. Residents enjoy a semi-rural setting with large lots where they can raise horses and other livestock, nursery plants, and fruit trees. For this purpose, much of Muscoy is included in the county Additional Agriculture (AA) overlay. This overlay specifies types and quantities of animals that may be kept on each parcel. A distinctive feature of Muscoy life today is motor vehicles and equestrians sharing the roadways.
Muscoy was developed in the mid-1920s as a community designed to accommodate family agricultural enterprises. Roads and water service were developed to serve one to ten acre parcels. Vineyards, orchards and various field crops were planted and cultivated. After World War II, population growth accelerated and the area began a transition from agricultural use to a more suburban residential character. During the 1950s and 1960s, Route 66, which connected California with Nevada and Arizona, made the San Bernardino area a popular stop during road trips. This resulted in more shops opening up to serve the needs of travelers, and more people establishing permanent residences around the Muscoy area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), 99.87% of it is land and 0.13% is water.
Muscoy is bordered on the west by Lytle Creek wash, most of the time a dry river bed, other times the scene of raging flash floods. At one time the wash was the home of many species of flora and fauna, including the San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat, and the Muscoy Muskrat which have now mostly disappeared due to the decades of exploiting the wash for its sand and gravel by two mining companies.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Muscoy had a population of 10,644. The population density was 3,382.4 people per square mile (1,305.9/km²). The racial makeup of Muscoy was 4,459 (41.9%) White, 454 (4.3%) African American, 125 (1.2%) Native American, 101 (0.9%) Asian, 16 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 4,992 (46.9%) from other races, and 497 (4.7%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8,824 persons (82.9%).
The Census reported that 10,355 people (97.3% of the population) lived in households, 289 (2.7%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.
There were 2,231 households, out of which 1,445 (64.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,231 (55.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 423 (19.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 279 (12.5%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 236 (10.6%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 16 (0.7%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 197 households (8.8%) were made up of individuals and 68 (3.0%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.64. There were 1,933 families (86.6% of all households); the average family size was 4.76.
The population was spread out with 3,780 people (35.5%) under the age of 18, 1,555 people (14.6%) aged 18 to 24, 2,719 people (25.5%) aged 25 to 44, 1,998 people (18.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 592 people (5.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24.9 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.2 males.
There were 2,443 housing units at an average density of 776.3 per square mile (299.7/km²), of which 1,268 (56.8%) were owner-occupied, and 963 (43.2%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.2%. 5,914 people (55.6% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 4,441 people (41.7%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,919 people, 2,029 households, and 1,724 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,050.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,179.3/km²). There were 2,299 housing units at an average density of 786.3 per square mile (304.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 42.7% White, 7.7% African American, 2.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.6% Pacific Islander, 40.7% from other races, and 5.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 66.3% of the population.
There were 2,029 households out of which 54.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 21.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.3 and the average family size was 4.5.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 39.9% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 14.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,635, and the median income for a family was $24,871. Males had a median income of $25,474 versus $20,462 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $8,130. About 36.9% of families and 36.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.2% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.
Muscoy is served by the San Bernardino City Unified School District through Vermont Elementary and Muscoy Elementary schools, and through the PAL Center, a charter school. The US Department of Labor operates Inland Empire Job Corps Center, where young adults can complete high school and learn a career or trade.
In the state legislature Muscoy is located in the 32nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod, and in the 62nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Wilmer Carter. Federally, Muscoy is located in California's 43rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +10 and is represented by Democrat Joe Baca.
Muscoy is located within the 5th Supervisorial district of San Bernardino County. A board of local citizens appointed by the Supervisor, and approved by the whole Board of Supervisors, constitutes the Muscoy Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). The Muscoy MAC currently meets on the third Tuesday of even-numbered months at County Fire Station #75, at 7:00pm.
An informal group, Concerned Citizens, meets on the first Friday of each month at Muscoy Methodist Church to discuss quality-of-life issues for formal presentation for action by the Board of Supervisors.
- U.S. Census
- "Muscoy Community Plan" (PDF). San Bernardino County. April 12, 2007. Retrieved December 6, 2009.
- "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.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
- Linda Thacker, Muscoy News, 909-887-2268.