Squirrel Mountain Valley, California

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Squirrel Mountain Valley
census-designated place
Location in Kern County and the state of California
Location in Kern County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°37′24″N 118°24′35″W / 35.62333°N 118.40972°W / 35.62333; -118.40972Coordinates: 35°37′24″N 118°24′35″W / 35.62333°N 118.40972°W / 35.62333; -118.40972
Country  United States
State  California
County Kern
Government
 • Senate Roy Ashburn (R)
 • Assembly Jean Fuller (R)
 • U. S. Congress Kevin McCarthy (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 0.713 sq mi (1.848 km2)
 • Land 0.713 sq mi (1.848 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 2,900 ft (884 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 547
 • Density 770/sq mi (300/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93240
Area code(s) 760
FIPS code 06-73815
GNIS feature ID 1661499

Squirrel Mountain Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in the southern Sierra Nevadas, in Kern County, California, United States. Squirrel Mountain Valley is located in the Lake Isabella area 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Bodfish,[3] at an elevation of 2900 feet (884 m).[2] The population was 547 at the 2010 census, up from 498 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Squirrel Mountain Valley is located at 35°37′24″N 118°24′35″W / 35.62333°N 118.40972°W / 35.62333; -118.40972.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[4] reported that Squirrel Mountain Valley had a population of 547. The population density was 766.7 people per square mile (296.0/km²). The racial makeup of Squirrel Mountain Valley was 509 (93.1%) White, 2 (0.4%) African American, 9 (1.6%) Native American, 1 (0.2%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 13 (2.4%) from other races, and 13 (2.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22 persons (4.0%).

The Census reported that 547 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 255 households, out of which 38 (14.9%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 162 (63.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 9 (3.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 13 (5.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 5 (2.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 2 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 63 households (24.7%) were made up of individuals and 43 (16.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15. There were 184 families (72.2% of all households); the average family size was 2.51.

The population was spread out with 68 people (12.4%) under the age of 18, 22 people (4.0%) aged 18 to 24, 58 people (10.6%) aged 25 to 44, 209 people (38.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 190 people (34.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58.3 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

There were 304 housing units at an average density of 426.1 per square mile (164.5/km²), of which 230 (90.2%) were owner-occupied, and 25 (9.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 16.7%. 488 people (89.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 59 people (10.8%) lived in rental housing units.

2000[edit]

View of the Squirrel Mountain Valley community from the north side of Lake Isabella.

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 498 people, 218 households, and 165 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 712.0 people per square mile (274.7/km²). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 347.4 per square mile (134.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.17% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 1.61% from other races, and 3.82% from two or more races. 5.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 218 households out of which 19.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.64.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 13.9% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 34.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,083, and the median income for a family was $52,875. Males had a median income of $62,656 versus $49,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,909. None of the families and 2.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.8% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Squirrel Mountain Valley, California
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1109-1110. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Squirrel Mountain Valley CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.