Piñon Hills, California

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Piñon Hills
census-designated place
Piñon Hills is located in California
Piñon Hills
Piñon Hills
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°25′59″N 117°36′54″W / 34.43306°N 117.61500°W / 34.43306; -117.61500Coordinates: 34°25′59″N 117°36′54″W / 34.43306°N 117.61500°W / 34.43306; -117.61500
Country  United States
State  California
County San Bernardino
Area[1]
 • Total 32.118 sq mi (83.185 km2)
 • Land 32.115 sq mi (83.178 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.008 km2)  0.01%
Elevation[2] 4,173 ft (1,272 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,272
 • Density 230/sq mi (87/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92372
Area code(s) 760
GNIS feature ID 2627936
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Piñon Hills, California

Piñon Hills is a census-designated place in San Bernardino County, California, near the Los Angeles Countyline. It is located along Pearblossom Highway, 28 miles east of Palmdale, and 15 miles west of the Cajon Pass where Pearblossom Highway meets Interstate 15. The town lies within 25 miles of Hesperia and Victorville. Piñon Hills is in a tri-community that consists of Piñon Hills, Phelan and Wrightwood. The elevation is 4,173 feet (1,272 m). The population was 7,272 at the 2010 census.

Corporations and buildings[edit]

Piñon Hills currently has only one elementary school, Pinon Hills Elementary, which is part of the Snowline Joint Unified School District. High school age students attend Serrano High School in Phelan.

Piñon Hills has one Fire Station in its community.

The ZIP Code is 92372, and the community is inside area code 760.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 32.1 square miles (83.2 km²), 99.99% of it land, and 0.01% of it water.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Piñon Hills had a population of 7,272. The population density was 226.4 people per square mile (87.4/km²). The racial makeup of Piñon Hills was 5,966 (82.0%) White (70.3% Non-Hispanic White),[4] 58 (0.8%) African American, 65 (0.9%) Native American, 189 (2.6%) Asian, 4 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 659 (9.1%) from other races, and 331 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,738 persons (23.9%).

The Census reported that 7,271 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 1 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 2,566 households, out of which 880 (34.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,518 (59.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 244 (9.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 151 (5.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 135 (5.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 15 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 526 households (20.5%) were made up of individuals and 189 (7.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83. There were 1,913 families (74.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.27.

The population was spread out with 1,803 people (24.8%) under the age of 18, 596 people (8.2%) aged 18 to 24, 1,570 people (21.6%) aged 25 to 44, 2,387 people (32.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 916 people (12.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.4 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

There were 2,996 housing units at an average density of 93.3 per square mile (36.0/km²), of which 1,987 (77.4%) were owner-occupied, and 579 (22.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.9%. 5,542 people (76.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,729 people (23.8%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Piñon Hills had a median household income of $36,930, with 17.5% of the population living below the federal poverty line. [5]

Notable people[edit]

Andy Engman was a Disney animator for over 30 years. He was born in Vaasa, Finland, and he died in Piñon Hills. There is a street named after him called Engman Road.

Events[edit]

One of the largest Military Simulation Airsoft events in the United States, Operation Lion Claws, is held in the mountains of Piñon Hills, on the Jubilee Boy Scout Ranch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Piñon Hills, California
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0657302.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0657302.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)