Nubieber, California

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census-designated place
Nubieber is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°05′45″N 121°10′59″W / 41.09583°N 121.18306°W / 41.09583; -121.18306Coordinates: 41°05′45″N 121°10′59″W / 41.09583°N 121.18306°W / 41.09583; -121.18306
Country  United States
State  California
County Lassen County
 • Total 0.756 sq mi (1.958 km2)
 • Land 0.749 sq mi (1.939 km2)
 • Water 0.007 sq mi (0.019 km2)  0.97%
Elevation[2] 4,121 ft (1,256 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 50
 • Density 66/sq mi (26/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature IDs 253179; 2628767
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nubieber, California; U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nubieber, California

Nubieber (formerly, Big Valley City and New Town) is a census-designated place[3] in Lassen County, California.[2] It was located at the common terminus of the Western Pacific Railroad and the Great Northern Railway Bieber Line 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Bieber,[4] at an elevation of 4121 feet (1256 m).[2] The population was 50 at the 2010 census.

The settlement was established in 1931, when the railroads were built to the place.[4] The first post office opened the same year.[4] The name was a version of "New Bieber". The first person born in the settlement was Shirley Patrica Warren, daughter of Rex and Beulah Warren.[4]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.8 square mile (2.0 km²), of which over 99% is land.


The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Nubieber had a population of 50. The population density was 66.1 people per square mile (25.5/km²). The racial makeup of Nubieber was 26 (52.0%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 13 (26.0%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 6 (12.0%) from other races, and 5 (10.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10 persons (20.0%).

The Census reported that 50 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 18 households, out of which 7 (38.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 8 (44.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2 (11.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 2 (11.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 2 (11.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 5 households (27.8%) were made up of individuals and 1 (5.6%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78. There were 12 families (66.7% of all households); the average family size was 3.33.

The population was spread out with 12 people (24.0%) under the age of 18, 5 people (10.0%) aged 18 to 24, 13 people (26.0%) aged 25 to 44, 16 people (32.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 4 people (8.0%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.0 years. For every 100 females there were 163.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 137.5 males.

There were 24 housing units at an average density of 31.7 per square mile (12.3/km²), of which 10 (55.6%) were owner-occupied, and 8 (44.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 11.1%. 27 people (54.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 23 people (46.0%) lived in rental housing units.


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

Federally, Nubieber 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: Nubieber, California
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nubieber, California
  4. ^ 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. 405. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  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.