Sky Valley, California

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Sky Valley
Sky Valley is located in California
Sky Valley
Sky Valley
Position in California.
Coordinates: 33°53′28″N 116°21′18″W / 33.89111°N 116.35500°W / 33.89111; -116.35500Coordinates: 33°53′28″N 116°21′18″W / 33.89111°N 116.35500°W / 33.89111; -116.35500
Country United States
State California
CountyRiverside
Area
 • Total24.269 sq mi (62.856 km2)
 • Land24.269 sq mi (62.856 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation994 ft (303 m)
Population
(2010)
 • Total2,406
 • Density99/sq mi (38/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID2583145

Sky Valley is a census-designated place in Riverside County, California.[2] Sky Valley sits at an elevation of 994 feet (303 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Sky Valley's population was 2,406.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 24.3 square miles (62.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Sky Valley had a population of 2,406. The population density was 99.1 people per square mile (38.3/km²). The racial makeup of Sky Valley was 1,961 (81.5%) White, 35 (1.5%) African American, 34 (1.4%) Native American, 21 (0.9%) Asian, 3 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 282 (11.7%) from other races, and 70 (2.9%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 682 persons (28.3%).

The Census reported that 2,397 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 9 (0.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 1,064 households, out of which 183 (17.2%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 521 (49.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 64 (6.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 47 (4.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 44 (4.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 25 (2.3%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 345 households (32.4%) were made up of individuals and 171 (16.1%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25. There were 632 families (59.4% of all households); the average family size was 2.80.

The population was spread out with 368 people (15.3%) under the age of 18, 134 people (5.6%) aged 18 to 24, 389 people (16.2%) aged 25 to 44, 779 people (32.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 736 people (30.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 114.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.6 males.

There were 1,766 housing units at an average density of 72.8 per square mile (28.1/km²), of which 854 (80.3%) were owner-occupied, and 210 (19.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 5.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 23.2%. 1,886 people (78.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 511 people (21.2%) lived in rental housing units.

Cultural references[edit]

Seminal desert rock band Kyuss released the highly acclaimed album Welcome to Sky Valley in 1994. The album's cover artwork features a photo of a welcome sign located outside of the town, which has since become an attraction for fans of the band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census Archived 2012-07-14 at WebCite
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sky Valley, California
  3. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Sky Valley CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2014.